European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Roger Léron Award – Rules






FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, has been the initiator of the “Roger Léron Award” since 2015.



The aim of the Roger Léron Award is to acknowledge a long-standing overall contribution to sustainable energy (not a single project) at the local and/or regional levels in Europe. The Award will be awarded each year to an individual(s) or organisation for outstanding merit in a range of fields which includes, but is not limited to:
•    Promotion and awareness-raising amongst the public,
•    Implementation of energy efficiency in private and public buildings,
•    Utilization of renewable energy sources,
•    Capacity building of local and regional authorities,
•    Deployment of clean transport systems,
•    Passing of municipal/regional/state legislation,
•    …



Each year, amongst the pool of nominations submitted on time, 3 nominees will be announced, out of which the final winner will be chosen and awarded a trophy at a ceremony – unless none of the submitted nominations suit the requirements as prescribed in the Rules.

The 3 nominees will be informed in writing of having been selected.

By accepting the nomination or the award, the nominees/winner accept to be part of the advertisement or promotion of the Award.

The date and the place of the 2016 Award ceremony is 15 June 2016 in Brussels.

The trophy will be handed over to the winner by the president of the Jury.



FEDARENE as an organisation strives for high-level achievement in all sustainable energy-related fields at a local and regional level. Its members’ commitment to excellence is to be reflected in a set of criteria that have to be met in order to be eligible to the Roger Léron Award. In order to prevent a conflict of interest in the selection procedure, the following eligibility criteria apply:

•    Individual(s) or an Organisation may be nominated;
•    Self-nominations will not be accepted;
•    The nominator should not be employed at the same organisation as the person nominated;
•    Members of the Roger Léron Award Jury and their family members are not eligible.



  1. Long-standing nature of the actions
    This award aims to specifically acknowledge an overall and long-lasting contribution to sustainable energy at the regional/local level as a whole. The idea is indeed to celebrate persistence and a lengthy commitment to our field of activities. We are not looking for single projects with a short lifespan.
  2. Width/diversity of the impacts (political, socio-economic, communication…)
    As well as length of commitment, we want to acknowledge a certain scope and diversity of activities undertaken, bringing a noticeable breadth of positive impacts on the territory involved over time.

  3. Impact at the local/regional level in the European territory
    It is a European Award, but it may be awarded to a non-European individual(s) or organisation, as long as they impacted the European territory at the regional and/or local level.



Nominations have to be submitted through the online form on the FEDARENE website:

The electronic nomination form includes the name of the nominee, his/her current affiliation and contact information. The nominator’s details (name, phone number and e-mail) will need to be provided too in case we need further information. The required accompanying materials include evidence of the nominee’s accomplishments (articles, links, reports,…) and 2 letters of recommendation from people capable of assessing the quality of the candidate’s profile in view of the aforementioned criteria.

The nomination online form and the 2 letters of recommendation need to be in English, but supporting documents in attachment can be in other languages.



The Roger Léron Award jury panel consists of 7 highly skilled experts. Several are members of FEDARENE (the president, the secretary general, vice-presidents), two are from EU institutions (1 from the European Parliament, 1 from the Committee of the Regions), and one is a representative of the sustainable energy industry. The President of FEDARENE acts as the president of the “Roger Léron Award Jury” and is responsible for its work and decisions.

The work of the Jury is done on a voluntary basis.

The Jury is independent in its decisions. The decision of the jury does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the companies/organisations/institutions of which they are representative. The meetings of the Jury are not public.

 ln case of equal votes, the President of the Jury will have the decisive vote.



Legal action is excluded. In particular, the Jury has no obligation to ground or explain its decision to third parties.



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