The EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability 2014

8 Jul 2014

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative. For the EESC this award is an important way of recognising exceptional design and promoting quality of life in Europe.

The EESC chose the LifeCare Initiative as its partner as it is an independent venture that seeks to promote product quality, innovation and outstanding design. The EESC's European Award showcases e.g. best products selected for the annual Home&Trend Award organised by LifeCare. The prize reflects the EESC's aims of actively and sustainably representing the interests of society and consumers. In a special two-stage judging process, the products submitted are evaluated not only by a competent panel of experts but also by consumers (the product purchasers) themselves. The EESC thus gives further recognition e.g. to winners of the Home&Trend awards. A jury of European experts representing organised civil society will select the best product in design and sustainability.

  • Deadline for submissions: 4 July 2014
  • Award ceremony: 1 September 2014

Jury

Chair of the jury

Jane Morrice, Vice President of the EESC

Deputy Chief Equality Commissioner - Northern Ireland. Consultant specialising in communications and international exchange of experience initiatives. Former Deputy Speaker NI Assembly and elected Member representing the NI Women's Coalition. Former EC representative to Northern Ireland. Former BBC correspondent. Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Representation: United Kingdom 
Group: Group III (Various Interests) 
Section: Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN)
Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)

 

EESC jury members

 

 

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Béatrice Ouin 

Journalist and Head of Mission, International and European Department of the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT)

Representation: France
Group: Group II (Workers)
Section: SOC section (SOC)
Section for External Relations (REX)

 

Indrė Vareikytė

Delegate of the Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT)

Representation: Lithuania
Group: Group III (Various Interests)
Section: Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT)
SOC section (SOC)
Section for External Relations (REX)

 

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Stefano Mallia

Vice President Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry, EuroChambres - Board Member, Economic and Management Consultancy Services Ltd - Director, University of Malta - Visiting Lecturer Regional Policy
Representation: Malta 
Group: Group I (Employers) 
Section: Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT)
Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO)
Section for External Relations (REX)


Mr Alexander GRAF VON SCHWERINAlexander Graf von Schwerin

German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)
Representation: Germany
Group: Group II (Workers)
Section: Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN)
Section for External Relations (REX)

 

Read more about the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability (German version)

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