Citizens who are either national of an EU Member State or third-country nationals who reside legally on the territory of the Union
Only projects carried out exclusively within the EU Member States or partially within the EU Member States shall be considered;
Groups, associations, as well as organizations with legal personalities. They are eligible only if they are registered in an EU Member State at the date of the submission of their nomination or application.
Citizens, groups of citizens, associations, or organizations can apply for the European Citizen’s Prize for projects they have carried out. Else, they can also nominate one other citizen, group, association, or organization for the European Citizen’s Prize.
Moreover, members of the European Parliament have the right to submit nominations – one per Member each year.
National juries shall propose a maximum of five potential winners (not in priority order) from their Member States to the Chancellery of the European Citizen’s Prize.
The Chancellery selects the winning projects out of the shortlisted ones that were provided by the national juries.
The Chancellery chooses at least one winner from each Member State. In exceptional cases, the Chancellery can choose more than one winner for a Member State. However, the number of awards each year has a limitation to a quota of a maximum of 50 winners.