A consortium of cities, SMEs and researchers has just launched a competition recognising the most innovative municipal concepts on sustainability and water challenges. "With the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities, we want to honour everyone that has an idea worth putting into action - be they university students, concerned residents, local groups or small businesses. Everyone can help local authorities tackle their water challenges to become more sustainable," explains Nina Stiehr of the Climate Alliance city network, consortium member of the EU-funded POWER project on social platforms for water-related topics.
The best applications will be selected via a mix of public and consortium voting. The ten best will be awarded with direct support from experts in the field to further their ideas. Applications must deliver solutions to sustainability challenges that local authorities face and address either climate change, water sustainability, sustainable consumption and production or civic engagement. Social entrepreneurs, innovators, activists, students and others from the EU or Israel may apply via the POWER city websites with their ideas. The closing date for application is 30 November 2018.
· Nina Stiehr, Climate Alliance, Tel. +49-69-717139-35, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Kalina Drenska, European Institute for Participatory Media (EIPCM), Tel. +49 30 20076194, email@example.com