Initial submissions should comprise a concise description of the key aspects of the project or approach, accompanied by images where possible.
Full plans, costings and evaluation reports are not required at this stage, although can be supplied if you wish to do so (the main headings under which information should be supplied are set out on the entry form).
Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or French and must be received by 1 March 2018.
All entries are assessed and up to 12 projects are shortlisted by an assessment committee. These shortlisted projects are then evaluated by an independent advisory group.
Shortlisted projects are asked for the following information:
1. A detailed description of the project or approach, including:
- Aims and objectives of the project.
- A description of the context of the project and the problems it is designed to overcome.
- A full description of the project, including physical, social and financial aspects.
- A statement detailing both the capital costs of establishing the project and the revenue costs, where appropriate, of running it.
- A clear identification of the key innovative features of the project.
- An assessment of the impact of the project and results achieved to date.
- A statement of roles of the residents and different partners involved in the project.
- Identification of the extent to which the approach used in the project has been transferred locally, nationally or internationally.
2. An evaluation of the financial, social and environmental sustainability of the project.
3. Any barriers encountered in the project as well as lessons learned.
The format of text, plans, diagrams and photographic presentation is entirely at the candidate’s discretion, subject to a size limit of A4 or slightly larger.
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