(07 December 2017) – The Commission today opened the application period for a new Fair and Ethical Trade award for EU cities. The initiative is part of the EU’s broader efforts to ensure responsible supply chains that respect human rights, labour rights and the environment. The award aims to highlight the importance of the role played in that respect by cities.
Candidates – EU cities with populations above 20,000 inhabitants – should demonstrate their involvement in grassroots activities creating awareness, incentives and producing specific impact supporting fair and ethical trade schemes.
The award ceremony will take place on 27 June 2018. The winner will obtain the European Commission’s financial support, as well as technical assistance from the International Trade Centre, the co-organiser of the award, to further its activities in the area of fair and ethical trade.