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U4energy European Award Ceremony 2012
Nearly 200 school representatives from across Europe commended at U4energy’s European Award Ceremony in Brussels for pioneering intelligent energy education
Nearly 200 school representatives from across Europe were honoured during a high-profile European Award Ceremony. The Ceremony took place at the Belgian Comic Strip Museum, a landmark building in the heart of Brussels, in front of an audience of high-level European, national and regional government representatives, senior figures from the industry and non-profit sectors, and the media. The initiative U4energy was launched by EU Commissioner for Energy, Mr Günther OETTINGER back in 2010.
The European winning schools originate from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, and Spain. In addition, four national competitions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Ireland were recognised as finalists under a new competition category which acknowledges best practice beyond U4energy. Finally, a Special Award for continuous effort was granted to a primary school in Malta for its outstanding achievements in embedding intelligent energy education in all its activities, thus giving a clear encouragement to schools’ long-term commitment to addressing sustainability in the classroom.
European winners were selected among all national finalists by a Grand Jury chaired by Ms Silvia-Adriana ŢICĂU MEP, and composed of senior pedagogical and energy experts from international organisations and European institutions.
The full photo gallery of the event is available at: http://www.shootpeople.be/u4energy.
European Winners and Runners-up of the 2011/2012 U4energy edition are:
Since its launch in 2010, the U4energy school competition has sparked much enthusiasm with over 600 schools from 30 European countries submitting over 1,000 success stories.
For other schools in Europe to follow suit and learn from the best, Ms Silvia-Adriana ŢICĂU MEP presented at the Award Ceremony this Monday an inspiring book featuring best practice from all European U4energy winners. This book will also be available in e-book format in 25 languages.
In-kind sponsors of the event