The winner of the first BIE-Cosmos Prize at EXPO Zaragoza 2008, Dr. Graciela Sanguinetti of Argentina, with BIE President Jean-Pierre Lafon (left) and Expo '90 Foundation President at the time, Toru Makino (right)
The BIE is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second edition of the BIE-Cosmos Prize, to be awarded at the World Expo in Shanghai, China, next year.
The "BIE-Cosmos Prize, EXPO Shanghai 2010 for Better City, Better Life" will recognize not-for-profit, innovative projects from citizens and organizations around the world working in fields related to urban development and the amelioration of quality of life in cities, the theme of EXPO Shanghai 2010.
The Prize will be awarded within the framework of the upcoming Expo (May 1 – October 31, 2010), and nominees will have the chance to promote their projects at one of the biggest and most high-profile events of our period. One winner will be awarded a monetary sum of 20,000 € (twenty thousand Euros) to fund the development of the recognized project.
A collaborative initiative by the BIE and of the Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan (Expo ’90 Foundation), the Prize aims to:
• promote the active participation of citizens, who add great value to the dynamism of these global events, and to
• support the work of citizens working for the benefit of society in fields related to the Expo theme.
The application form and other related documents are available for downloading here.
The deadline for applications is February 7, 2010.
We look forward to your application!