EPA AWARDS 2021/2022
The European Parking Award has been established by the European Parking Association as a biennual award for excellence in parking.
Date: Tuesday 13 September, 2022
Time: Morning – exact time TBC
Location: Square Brussels Convention Center
Access: Any registered participants
The European Parking Award has been established by the European Parking Association as a biennual award for excellence in parking. A prize can be awarded in five categories. The objective of the awards is to promote qualitative improvements in public car parking both on- and off-street. The contributions of the parking operation to parking policy, to sustainable urban mobility plans and to urban development are important factors. In particular the awards seek to promote improvements in services provided to the customers and effective and sustainable management of the facilities.The awards also promote the development of good working practices in on-street parking.
In addition to this, the EPA has issued a Position Paper defining the services that are key to creating clean urban mobility solutions and attractive city centers by improving the quality of life for inhabitants and visitors. The evaluation of the EPA Award entries will also be assessed on the basis of the elements described in the Position Paper.
Initially the EPA Award was supposed to be given out in the year 2021 during the 20th EPA Congress & Exhibition which was planned to take place in October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the event was postponed to September 12-14, 2022 and thus the EPA Award ceremony was postponed to the year 2022 as well.
Depending on the category of entry two different procedures were implemented.
For categories 1, 2 and 3 the submission deadline was extended to January 17, 2022 and new submissions will be accepted in the competition in addition to the entries which have been submitted before the initial deadline on January 18, 2021.
For the categories 4 and 5 the deadline for the EPA Award 2021 was not extended. Instead, a separate competition for the year 2022 was opened and this means that category 4 and 5 will be subdivided into EPA Award 2021 and EPA Award 2022. Both of the groups of finalists for each category will receive the EPA Awards during the ceremony at the Congress in 2022. It was decided to open a separate competition with a deadline in January 2022, because the fields of “Innovation” and “Marketing” are very dynamic.
The winner in each category will be presented in a special ceremony during the 20th EPA Congress in Brussels, on September 13, 2022.