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On behalf of everyone at EURid, congratulations to the 2018 winners for their fantastic work!

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

Dear reader,

The 2018 .eu Web Awards gala has successfully concluded, marking five consecutive years of inspirational .eu website recognition.

Each of the .eu Web Awards galas over the past 5 years have been so inspirational, as they've brought special people from all over Europe together to celebrate the pinnacle of online success.

This year's gala was no different, with the 2018 .eu Web Awards competition being the most competitive one to date, registering over 9000 votes and close to 200 unique nominations.

On behalf of everyone at EURid, congratulations to all of the 2018 finalists for their fantastic work!

Enjoy the read!

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

On behalf of everyone at EURid, congratulations to the 2018 winners for their fantastic work!

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

On behalf of everyone at EURid, congratulations to the 2018 winners for their fantastic work!

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

The 2018 .eu Web Awards finalists

The .eu Web Awards is an online competition, launched in 2014 and designed to acknowledge the best websites, using the .eu or .ею extensions, in five dynamic categories. The 2018 winners were those finalists who receive the highest points from the jury. The winners were announced during the gala, held in Brussels, Belgium on 21 November 2018.

THE LEADERS
An established national business that is currently in operation, possessing multiple years of experience.
THE RISING STAR
A start-up company that is in a process of development and finding its niche in the marketplace.
THE BETTER WORLD
A website that encourages green initiatives and spreads ecological information regarding environmental protection as well as the promotion of green projects and environmentally friendly businesses.
THE LAURELS
An institution such as a school, a training program, a charitable organisations, etc. that promotes ongoing education/pan-European projects.
THE HOUSE OF .eu
A website or blog that represents companies or private persons in the news, media, or entertainment industry such as news portals, advertisement agencies, etc.
Dodoni.eu

Founded in 1963, DODONI stands out worldwide as a Greek dairy producer. Their wide range of products - DODONI Greek Feta (P.D.O.), yellow cheeses, yogurts, the traditional Halloumi cheeses and more - with their unique taste and nutritional value have gained global recognition for their superior quality. DODONI brings genuine Greek taste and top-quality dairy products to consumers all around the world!

Sorbum.eu

Founded in Lithuania in 1998, Sorbum is shoppermarketing brand that has a strong presence in all 3 Baltic countries. 7 of 10 of the world's largest manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods are on Sorbum's client list.

Unicreditgroup.eu

Unicreditgroup is a pan-European commercial banking and financial services company that has roots going all the way back to 1870. With over 26 million clients, their vision to be 'one bank, one UniCredit' guides their work towards delivering substantive solutions, quality and commitment to all stakeholders.

Sitegeek.eu

Based in Greece, Sitegeek is a web development, customer service and digital marketing brand that aims to provide a complete, 360-degree service to inspirational web users all around the world.

Naturalself.eu

Self is a Belgian skin care brand that makes 100% natural, synthetic-free products. They keep a sharp eye on sustainability and seek to inspire those who want to be their true selves.

Macty.eu

What do people really want to buy? That's just one of the many fashion retail questions that the Belgian brand, Macty, is answering. Through artificial intelligence, Macty makes sophisticated product suggestions and enables novel engaging experiences for consumers both online and offline.

Rezbuildproject.eu

Rezbuild is a European project that aims to define a collaborative refurbishment ecosystem focused on the existing residential building stock available in the world. The impact of this project not only scales environmental objectives, but also social and economic ones.

Stardustproject.eu

STARDUST is a Smart Cities project that brings together European cities through the introduction of low carbon, highly efficient, intelligent, and citizen-organised ideals. Their goal is to contribute to establishing truly sustainable city living.

Ydata.eu

Ydata is a Greek cloud-based platform for the provision of electronic services to consumers including online access to water bills, bill payments using debit or credit cards, online application submission and real-time consumption information from smart water meters.

Golabz.eu

The Go-Lab Ecosystem (golabz.eu) targets science teachers from primary and secondary schools, helping them to introduce inquiry-based learning with online labs in their classroom activities and enrich their teaching practices with innovative educational approaches and supportive technical tools.

Irsus.eu

In the framework of the Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar programme of the European Commission, the IRSUS project aims to bridge the gaps faced by innovators to reach the market with a feasible, viable and attractive business case.

Fetfx.eu

FETFX is a cross-media communication platform that connects science, industry and society. Their mission is to engage directly with the general public across Europe and beyond by sharing stories of European research projects on Future and Emerging Technologies.

Visitheraklion.eu

All year round, Heraklion - one of the fastest growing European tourist destinations - is the beating heart of Crete. VisitHeraklion.eu is an all-encompassing platform designed to help you explore this vibrant city. Plan your jaw-dropping vacation, or even your dream move, with their expert assistance.

Visitnaples.eu

The list of places and masterpieces to see in Naples is never-ending. Visit Naples is the official visitor guide for this unique city. It provides insight and services to help you build the ultimate Neapolitan experience.

Startupitalia.eu

Startupitalia is an online portal that shares news about the Italian start-up ecosystem, ranging from founders and investors to companies themselves. Inform, inspire and entertain; that's the philosophy behind Startupitalia.

Socialeurope.eu

Social Europe is a leading digital media publisher based in Germany that examines issues in politics, economy and employment, and labour. They are committed to publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people.

THE LEADERS

An established national business that is currently in operation, possessing multiple years of experience.
Dodoni.eu

Founded in 1963, DODONI stands out worldwide as a Greek dairy producer. Their wide range of products - DODONI Greek Feta (P.D.O.), yellow cheeses, yogurts, the traditional Halloumi cheeses and more - with their unique taste and nutritional value have gained global recognition for their superior quality. DODONI brings genuine Greek taste and top-quality dairy products to consumers all around the world!

Sorbum.eu

Founded in Lithuania in 1998, Sorbum is shoppermarketing brand that has a strong presence in all 3 Baltic countries. 7 of 10 of the world's largest manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods are on Sorbum's client list.

Unicreditgroup.eu

Unicreditgroup is a pan-European commercial banking and financial services company that has roots going all the way back to 1870. With over 26 million clients, their vision to be 'one bank, one UniCredit' guides their work towards delivering substantive solutions, quality and commitment to all stakeholders.

THE RISING STAR

A start-up company that is in a process of development and finding its niche in the marketplace.
Sitegeek.eu

Based in Greece, Sitegeek is a web development, customer service and digital marketing brand that aims to provide a complete, 360-degree service to inspirational web users all around the world.

Naturalself.eu

Self is a Belgian skin care brand that makes 100% natural, synthetic-free products. They keep a sharp eye on sustainability and seek to inspire those who want to be their true selves.

Macty.eu

What do people really want to buy? That's just one of the many fashion retail questions that the Belgian brand, Macty, is answering. Through artificial intelligence, Macty makes sophisticated product suggestions and enables novel engaging experiences for consumers both online and offline.

THE BETTER WORLD

A website that encourages green initiatives and spreads ecological information regarding environmental protection as well as the promotion of green projects and environmentally friendly businesses.
Rezbuildproject.eu

Rezbuild is a European project that aims to define a collaborative refurbishment ecosystem focused on the existing residential building stock available in the world. The impact of this project not only scales environmental objectives, but also social and economic ones.

Stardustproject.eu

STARDUST is a Smart Cities project that brings together European cities through the introduction of low carbon, highly efficient, intelligent, and citizen-organised ideals. Their goal is to contribute to establishing truly sustainable city living.

Ydata.eu

Ydata is a Greek cloud-based platform for the provision of electronic services to consumers including online access to water bills, bill payments using debit or credit cards, online application submission and real-time consumption information from smart water meters.

THE LAURELS

An institution such as a school, training program, charitable organisations, etc. that promotes ongoing education/pan-European projects.
Golabz.eu

The Go-Lab Ecosystem (golabz.eu) targets science teachers from primary and secondary schools, helping them to introduce inquiry-based learning with online labs in their classroom activities and enrich their teaching practices with innovative educational approaches and supportive technical tools.

Irsus.eu

In the framework of the Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar programme of the European Commission, the IRSUS project aims to bridge the gaps faced by innovators to reach the market with a feasible, viable and attractive business case.

Fetfx.eu

FETFX is a cross-media communication platform that connects science, industry and society. Their mission is to engage directly with the general public across Europe and beyond by sharing stories of European research projects on Future and Emerging Technologies.

THE HOUSE OF .eu

A website or blog that represents companies or private persons in the news, media, or entertainment industry such as news portals, advertisement agencies, etc.
Visitheraklion.eu

All year round, Heraklion - one of the fastest growing European tourist destinations - is the beating heart of Crete. VisitHeraklion.eu is an all-encompassing platform designed to help you explore this vibrant city. Plan your jaw-dropping vacation, or even your dream move, with their expert assistance.

Visitnaples.eu

The list of places and masterpieces to see in Naples is never-ending. Visit Naples is the official visitor guide for this unique city. It provides insight and services to help you build the ultimate Neapolitan experience.

Startupitalia.eu

Startupitalia is an online portal that shares news about the Italian start-up ecosystem, ranging from founders and investors to companies themselves. Inform, inspire and entertain; that's the philosophy behind Startupitalia.

Socialeurope.eu

Social Europe is a leading digital media publisher based in Germany that examines issues in politics, economy and employment, and labour. They are committed to publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people.

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Socialeurope.eu

Social Europe is a leading digital media publisher based in Germany that examines issues in politics, economy and employment, and labour. They are committed to publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people.

'Winning the House of .eu Award means that we are achieving our ambition at the highest international standard and gives us additional impetus to innovate beyond what we have already mastered.'Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe

Social Europe is a leading digital media publisher based in Germany that examines issues in politics, economy and employment, and labour. They are committed to publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people.

'Winning the House of .eu Award means that we are achieving our ambition at the highest international standard and gives us additional impetus to innovate beyond what we have already mastered.'Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe

For more information, please visit
Socialeurope.eu

Naturalself.eu

Self is a Belgian skin care brand that makes 100% natural, synthetic-free products. They keep a sharp eye on sustainability and seek to inspire those who want to be their true selves.

'It is quite an honour to win the Rising Stars Award at the .eu Web Awards. I never imagined I could win such a great award! My team and I are putting our hearts and souls into SELF, so it's amazing to receive recognition and visibility for our work.'Isabelle Ulenaers, Founder of Self

Self is a Belgian skin care brand that makes 100% natural, synthetic-free products. They keep a sharp eye on sustainability and seek to inspire those who want to be their true selves.

'It is quite an honour to win the Rising Stars Award at the .eu Web Awards. I never imagined I could win such a great award! My team and I are putting our hearts and souls into SELF, so it's amazing to receive recognition and visibility for our work.'Isabelle Ulenaers, Founder of Self

For more information, please visit
Naturalself.eu

Sorbum.eu

Founded in Lithuania in 1998, Sorbum is shopper-marketing brand that has a strong presence in all 3 Baltic countries. 7 of 10 of the world's largest manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods are on Sorbum's client list.

'Winning the Leaders Award at the .eu Web Awards was both a surprise and a great achievement! It's a mark that we choose right way to reach our customers, workers and web users, not only in Baltic states, but across Europe.'Sigita Bietkytė, Communications Manager at Sorbum

Founded in Lithuania in 1998, Sorbum is shopper-marketing brand that has a strong presence in all 3 Baltic countries. 7 of 10 of the world's largest manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods are on Sorbum's client list.

'Winning the Leaders Award at the .eu Web Awards was both a surprise and a great achievement! It's a mark that we choose right way to reach our customers, workers and web users, not only in Baltic states, but across Europe.'Sigita Bietkytė, Communications Manager at Sorbum

For more information, please visit
Sorbum.eu

Stardustproject.eu

STARDUST is a Smart Cities project that brings together European cities through the introduction of low carbon, highly efficient, intelligent, and citizen-organised ideals. Their goal is to contribute to establishing truly sustainable city living.

'For CENER, as coordinator of the Stardust Project, this award has been an immense joy for various reasons: on the practical side, the award will strongly support us in the dissemination activities of the project, which is crucial for our success throughout Europe. On the personal side, it's a great honor, and we feel very proud to have won the award for best website in the "better world" category. It serves as great recognition of the work done!'Florencio Manteca, Director of Energy in the Buildings Department at CENER

STARDUST is a Smart Cities project that brings together European cities through the introduction of low carbon, highly efficient, intelligent, and citizen-organised ideals. Their goal is to contribute to establishing truly sustainable city living.

'For CENER, as coordinator of the Stardust Project, this award has been an immense joy for various reasons: on the practical side, the award will strongly support us in the dissemination activities of the project, which is crucial for our success throughout Europe. On the personal side, it's a great honor, and we feel very proud to have won the award for best website in the "better world" category. It serves as great recognition of the work done!'Florencio Manteca, Director of Energy in the Buildings Department at CENER

For more information, please visit
Stardustproject.eu

Fetfx.eu

FETFX is a cross-media communication platform that connects science, industry and society. Their mission is to engage directly with the general public across Europe and beyond by sharing stories of European research projects on Future and Emerging Technologies.

'Winning the Laurels Award at the .eu Web Awards is the most satisfying reward for the efforts, passion and enthusiasm we bring into our work every day. We deeply believe that inclusive communication addressing society as a whole is key for innovation. Breakthrough scientific ideas alone cannot create impacts if you do not communicate them. And now more than ever we need positive stories from European collaborative research efforts to show that unity is strength and the future is bright. This is what FETFX.EU is all about, because our future is today!'Elisabeth Schmid, FETFX Project Coordinator & Giulio Bordonaro, Design Director at Youris.com

FETFX is a cross-media communication platform that connects science, industry and society. Their mission is to engage directly with the general public across Europe and beyond by sharing stories of European research projects on Future and Emerging Technologies.

'Winning the Laurels Award at the .eu Web Awards is the most satisfying reward for the efforts, passion and enthusiasm we bring into our work every day. We deeply believe that inclusive communication addressing society as a whole is key for innovation. Breakthrough scientific ideas alone cannot create impacts if you do not communicate them. And now more than ever we need positive stories from European collaborative research efforts to show that unity is strength and the future is bright. This is what FETFX.EU is all about, because our future is today!'Elisabeth Schmid, FETFX Project Coordinator & Giulio Bordonaro, Design Director at Youris.com

For more information, please visit
Fetfx.eu

Media from the 2018 .eu Web Awards gala

  • The 2018 .eu Web Awards winners.

  • Guests raising their glasses to a nice gala evening.

  • Dinner is served!

  • EURid External Relations Manager, Giovanni Seppia, tells an inspirational story about Europe.

  • London based band, Blue, and Hungarian pianist and composer, Balázs Havasi, perform for the crowd.

  • London based band, Blue, and Hungarian pianist and composer, Balázs Havasi, perform for the crowd.

  • London based band, Blue, and Hungarian pianist and composer, Balázs Havasi, perform for the crowd.

  • Sorbum.eu wins the Leaders Award!

  • Socialeurope.eu wins the House of .eu Award!

  • Naturalself.eu wins the Rising Stars Award!

  • Stardustproject.eu wins the Better World Award!

  • Fetfx.eu wins the Laurels Award!

  • Dodoni.eu wins a special commendation!

  • Macty.eu wins a special commendation!