The Student Solidarity Award

How to participate?

Do you have a project that could be submitted to the jury of the Veolia Foundation Student Solidarity Prize? Is he eligible? How to be a candidate? What are the conditions?

What types of projects are not eligible?
  • Temporary projects (exhibitions, demonstrations, symposia, events), even if oriented toward outreach or environmental conservation
  • Artistic and cultural projects
  • Travel projects without any concrete objectives or achievement
  • Projects already completed before June 2017
What do the winners of the Student Solidarity Award receive?
Financial support in the form of a grant: depending on the requirements and specific features of each project, the jury shares a total grant of 15,000 euros between the three winners. The grant to the first prize winner may be smaller than the one to the second and/or the third.

Technical support in the form of expertise, through the employee sponsorship program involving the employees of the Veolia group in France and internationally.
What types of projects are not eligible?
  • Temporary projects (exhibitions, demonstrations, symposia, events), even if oriented toward outreach or environmental conservation
  • Artistic and cultural projects
  • Travel projects without any concrete objectives or achievement
  • Projects already completed before June 2017
What are the selection criteria for the projects?

Quality of the application

Clarity of exposition, ranking of ideas, relevance of the methodology proposed, overall legibility.
 

Professionalism of the proposed approach

Knowledge and understanding of the local context (limitations, specific needs, etc.), adequate balance between the needs identified and the solutions brought by the project, involvement of the public authorities concerned.
 

Feasibility

Clarity of objectives, technical and financial feasibility, realism of the schedule, experience of the project leader(s), quality of the partners and relevance of the institutional setup (capacity of the participants to achieve the targets set).
 

Impact

Relevance of the indicators proposed to evaluate the economic, social and/or environmental impacts of the project in concrete terms, against the initial targets.
 

Synergies

According to the resources required (technical, financial, human), capacity of the project leader(s) to mobilize cofunding and other outside support.
 

Type of aid sought

The Student Solidarity Awards primarily finance investment and training expenditures, but may if necessary contribute to covering the most strategic operating expenses for the effective implementation of the project (expenses, transportation costs, etc.).
 

Permanence

Consideration of the challenges of human training and development, involvement of local resources, etc.
What is the selection process?

Step one: shortlist

The applications are examined as they arrive by a team of permanent employees of the Veolia Foundation, who shortlist the projects.
 

Step two: selection of award winners

A jury of six members (two representatives of the Veolia Foundation, one representative of the Veolia Campus, two representatives of the Veolia Environnement human resources department and two representatives of schools and universities) meet together and select the three best projects.
How to fill an application?

The Student Solidarity Award 2018 is opened. Visit our Facebook page to see more about it and our registration page (in French).

 

2018 Agenda:

  • February 6th: Opening of the call for projects. Registrations here (in French).
  • April 30th: Closing of the call for projects
  • June 18th: prize-giving ceremony

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