European Natura 2000 Award

This Award aims to bring the success of the Natura 2000 network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe. Awards are given in five categories for excellence in the management and promotion of the network and its objectives.

Winners from the five categories will be invited to a high-level ceremony in Brussels, where they will receive a trophy, along with a small financial contribution to help support future conservation efforts.

All travel expenses to attend the ceremony will be met by the Commission.

In addition, winners will receive logistical and financial support to help organise local promotional events in their home countries, with the presence of high level representatives from the Commission, and will be invited to write a short article on how they spent the prize money, which will be published on the Award's website.