Last call to submit your application for the ESPO Award 2017!

14 June 2017

The theme of the 9th edition of the ESPO Award on societal integration of ports is “Art and Cultural involvement of the port”. If you would like to apply for the ESPO Award 2017, you shouldn’t wait too long. The deadline for project submissions is Friday 30 June 2017!

Focusing on “Art and Cultural involvement of the port”, the ESPO Award 2017 will go to the port that succeeds best in societal integration of the port with the city or wider community in which they are located, through involvement in art or culture. The jury will assess the level of engagement of the port, the innovative character of the involvement and/or cooperation and will look into the impact of this involvement in terms of bringing the port closer to the citizens and the local community. The jury will not assess the artistic value of the project.

The winner of the 9th ESPO Award will be announced during the official Award Ceremony and Port Night on 8 November 2017 in Brussels. As usually, all submissions are included in a booklet that is published and distributed at the Award Ceremony.

Project submissions should reach the ESPO secretariat by Friday 30 June 2017 at the latest. The terms of reference and application form can be found enclosed.

The ESPO Award was established in 2009 to promote innovative projects of port authorities that improve societal integration of ports, especially with the city or wider community in which they are located. In this way, the Award aims to stimulate the sustainable development of European ports and their cities.

Previous winners of the Award are the Port of Gijón (2009), the Port of Helsinki (2010), the Ports of Stockholm (2011), the Port of Genoa (2012), the Port of Antwerp (2013), the Port of Koper (2014), Port of Dublin (2015) and BremenPorts (2016).

ESPO Award painting 2016 by Sasja Hagens

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