1- INITIATOR OF THE AWARD
FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, has been the initiator of the “Roger Léron Award” since 2015.
2 – PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
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 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,
• Utilisation of renewable energy sources,
• Capacity building of local and regional authorities,
• Deployment of clean transport systems,
• Passing of municipal/regional/state legislation,
3 – THE NOMINEES AND WINNERS
Each year, amongst the pool of nominations submitted before the 1st of May, 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 trophy will be handed over to the winner by the president of the Jury, at an Award Ceremony in Brussels.
4 – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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:
• Only Individual(s) are 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.
5 – AWARD CRITERIA
This award aims to acknowledge a firm contribution to sustainable energy at the regional/local level. The idea is to celebrate the capacity to overcome particularly challenging barriers as well as long standing commitments to our field of activities. We are not looking for single projects with a short lifespan.
We want to acknowledge strong and clear regional impacts on the energy transition, in terms of economic development (job creation etc.) and/or positive social effects, thus bringing a noticeable breadth of positive impacts on the territory involved over time.
The actions of the candidate must have demonstrated a strategic vision for his territory (or territory/ies where he deployed his activities) notably by anticipating future developments and taking a comprehensive approach.
The nominees have motivated, involved and inspired others in working towards sustainable energy.
6 – HOW TO NOMINATE
Nominations have to be submitted through this 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.
7 – THE JURY
The Roger Léron Jury consists of 7 highly skilled experts – five members from FEDARENE , one representative from the EU Institutions (European Commission, Committee of the Regions or European Parliament) and 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 representatives. The meetings of the Jury are not public.
ln case of equal votes, the President of the Jury will have the decisive vote.
8 – LEGAL ACTION
Legal action is excluded. In particular, the Jury has no obligation to ground or explain its decision to third parties.