Romania’s countryside is its treasure trove, which sets it apart in the world, as many traditions are still kept alive here. But little is done to preserve Romania’s rural soul. The Most Inspiring Rural Development Project Award powered by Credit Agricole Bankaims at highlighting initiatives that revive the Romanian countryside and help it thrive.

Who is eligible?

Companies or individuals with projects or initiatives for reviving the Romanian countryside. Topics may range from but are not limited to, infrastructure improvement, business development, housing, community services such as schools, public safety and health care to cultural initiatives. Projects finalized in 2018 and 2019 as well as ongoing projects are eligible.

Judging criteria

  • The rural development project’s capacity to revive the countryside, and its results so far.
  • In the event of a tie, the following criteria will apply:
    • Community participation: the degree to which the initiative actively engages individuals, organizations or the broader community.
    • Educational factor: Projects coaching the rural community to find and apply innovative solutions, offering a toolbox of resources to support its development.

The Most Inspiring Rural Development Project Award is powered by Credit Agricole Bank.

In order to ensure confidentiality and the objectivity of the judging process, all nominations will be anonymized before being presented to the Board of Advisors and Jury.