“The work of associations in Europe is crucial to having a strong voice for business and industrial sectors represented to decision makers. This work needs to be celebrated, as it ensures that Europe remains a key global market and growth engine. The European Association Awards are a unique way for the industry to recognise leading and proprietary work of associations and promote best practice, innovation and creativity.”

Dr James Watson, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPower Europe

“Sharing experiences between organisations and rewarding achievements in this field is an important part of strengthening and developing our activities. The European Association Awards provide a valuable platform for identifying excellent practice, benchmarking success and exchanging knowledge and I am proud to contribute to this valuable opportunity.”

Werner Bill, Executive Director, European Respiratory Society (ERS)


With a diverse range and high quality of entries this year, we are delighted to reveal the shortlist for this years awards. Congratulations to everyone who has made it this far. It is an accolade in itself. You can see the who is in the running here.

The European Association Awards celebrate the vital work that European Associations do for and on behalf of their members to ensure their voices are heard throughout Europe. The shortlist represents a cross-section of Associations and showcases the real impact that can be made.

The winners will be announced at a stellar ceremony at lunchtime on Thursday the 28th March at Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels. Tickets for the day are now on sale. Sign up and join your colleagues and peers for an afternoon of celebration.


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What are the benefits of entering The European Association Awards?

The European Association Awards recognise excellence and exceptional quality delivered by associations across Europe. By entering these awards you will:

  • Bring increased credibility to your association
  • Elevate the profile of your association through extensive marketing and branding
  • Inspire your members, boards, committees and employees
  • Strengthen your public profile

Hear what attendees and winners have said about the European Association Excellence Awards: 

Winning the best advocacy award last year had a much bigger impact than we had expected. It provoked a lot of positive feedback from our stakeholders and made our members very happy.  We will ask the team to aim higher and enter more awards to showcase our many advances in the past year!”
Marco Mensink, Director General, European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic

“Excellent organization of the ceremony. The host was really funny and efficient when it comes to switch from a category to another.”
Marc Somja, Educational Coordinator, EADV

“It’s a great event. Very well organised and delivered. Good networking opportunities and a bit of fun thrown in.
Liz Campbell, Executive Director of Education, Training & Qualifications, Law Society of Scotland

“The event was very good. The presenter was really entertaining. The music and atmosphere that followed were great”
Jana Zaric, PR Director, EURACTIV

“We are very proud and honoured to have won the ‘Best Membership Initiative by an Association’ for this project.  The award is an important acknowledgement of not only the Villa Wirbelwind initiative but of the team’s daily work.  We entered the awards as we feel it is very important to recognise and highlight what the LBA team achieve.  The project goes beyond the daily work of our association and shows the great value associations can add to their members and the wider community, and the contribution banks make to their society.  As a small association, we are particularly proud of winning as it illustrates that all sizes of associations really do add tremendous value to their members.  “
Simon Tribelhorn, CEO, Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA)

We had a blast!! Well done to you and the team for a great party. Roll on next year…

Dominic Lyle

Director General, EACA

It was a very well organised competition and we are proud of being part of this. Associations work hard and awards are important for our motivation!

Maximo Miccinilli

Director PA & Comms, European Aluminum

The event was a very good networking opportunity and an excellent way to value our daily work

Cécile Pinel


Thanks for a successful and well-organised event on Friday!

Florence Ranson

Communications Director, FOOD DRINK EUROPE

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