The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade launches the 2nd edition of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade award
The purchasing decisions of EU citizens have a significant impact both on the environment and on the livelihoods of people in other countries. Fair and ethical trade can help us enhance responsible consumption patterns, bringing more sustainable opportunities to producers in other countries, and be a powerful tool for advancing sustainable development as reflected by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
Within the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award, EU cities challenge themselves to find the best policies and practices for fairer and more sustainable trade.
Throughout the competition, cities will share their achievements across the social, economic and environmental pillars of international trade. They will be judged on their vision, relevant policies and the impact of their activities and initiatives.
The aim of the Award is to build a platform for EU cities on which they may share their experiences and knowledge and create a network of sustainable initiatives. At the same time, the Award provides the chance to get inspired and learn from the collaborative Network of EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade.
After the successful first edition in 2018 that conferred the winning title to the Belgian city of Ghent, the 2021 award challenge will be launched on 4 February in Brussels, in the European Committee of the Regions.
Which city is going to be the next Sustainable Trade Champion? If you think that it might be yours or you want to know more on the Award, participate in the launch! Register here.