Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards reward the best projects initiated by public, private and solidarity-based partners seeking to build a fair and sustainable future and a “Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty” world. The Convergences Awards are open to projects carried out by a solidarity-based or academic/research organisation in partnership with private or public organisations. The project must have a high social and/or environmental impact; it must also be innovative and replicable.

THE 2018 AWARDS CATEGORIES

CONVERGENCES-IPPAG INTERNATIONAL AWARD

This Award rewards a project whose beneficiaries are based outside of France.

CONVERGENCES-IRD INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

This Award rewards a project whose beneficiaries are mostly based outside of France and includes a research dimension, linked to the IRD network.

SPECIAL “COUP DE CŒUR”
AWARD

This Award rewards a project whose beneficiaries are based in France or outside of France and that includes a research dimension.

REWARDS

FINANCIAL DOTATION FROM 10 000
TO 15 000€

PARTICIPATION TO THE CONVERGENCES WORLD FORUM

VISIBILITY

NETWORKING

POSSIBLE MENTORING
FROM B&L EVOLUTION

WHO CAN APPLY?

THEMATIC CRITERIA

Submitted projects must be related to one of the following topics:

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The solidarity-based or academic organisation must have existed for at least 2 years.
The project must be carried out in partnership with one or several public or private organisations.
The partnership must be at least one year old and already functionning.

CONVERGENCES-IPPAG INTERNATIONAL AWARD

  • Projects beneficiaries are based outside of France.

CONVERGENCES-IRD INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

  • Project benificiaries are based in the Mediterranean region and/or tropical regions.
  • At least one of the partners must be an IRD research organisation or assimilated.

SPECIAL “COUP DE CŒUR”
AWARD

  • At least one of the partners must be an academic/research organisation.
  • No geographic focus.

CALENDAR

Opening of the call for applications

Closing date of applications

Announcement of eligible candidates & opening of the online votes

Semi-final: selection of the nominees thanks to the Jury and online votes

Final

WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS

Winners of the 2017 Convergences Awards

France Award Winner

Le Centsept

International Award Winner

Green Village

Special “Promising Project” Award Winner

Lemon Aide

Winners of the 2016 Convergences Awards

Europe Winner

Login’s

International Winner

Biocorredor Martin Sagrado REDD+

Sustainable cities and territories Winner

Programme uniterres

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 

 

FINANCIAL PARTNERS

 

TECHNICAL PARTNERS