Green Operations Award 2014 – final five for EFA ceremony

On January 14 we will reveal the winner of the 3rd Green Operations Award. As a category of the 6th European Festival Awards the GO Award forms something like the “green Oscar” of the European Festival scene. The ceremony will be held at the Oosterport on the opening night of next year’s EurosonicNoorderslag festival and conference.

We are happy that the award will be presented by jury member Niklas Lundel from last year’s winner Way Out West (Sweden).

This is the final short list of contenders running for the Green Operations Award 2014:


Good luck to all of you!

Green Operations Award coordinator and Yourope’s anchorman for green issues Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe) says: “And again we have a list of incredible festivals, initiatives and projects that really make an impact for green issues and sustainability. Serriously, it is impossible to award the greenest festival in Europe. They are so different in size, venue, audience, philosophy and history. What we do is the true acknowledgement and a reward for superb action, innovation or improvement. That actually means that all events mentioned in the list of nominnees are winners already. Congratulations!”

If you want to join us, purchase tickets here. But be quick they’re running short!

The full list of nominations (in alphabethical order) of 16 festivals from ten European countries was chosen by the GO Awards jury members. These were all nomminees:


This is the definition for the Green Operations Award:

Green Operations Award
European Festival Award for Green Excellence
The Green Operations Award is an annual award presented by Yourope and the GO Group. Its target group are festivals that have made a significant contribution to or achievement towards developing more sustainable events. Examples for respective achievements are practises and systems introduced at their own event, the development of good practices, which they have shared with other events, a specific innovation or continuous improvements over a number of years. The Award is given out by a panel made up of experts that are not directly linked to any specific festival with the exception that the previous year’s winner will be invited to cast a vote for the following year’s award only.

The Green Operations Award – Jury 2014 reads like this: