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DATE: 22 August 2022

EMBARGO: Immediate Release

Important Notice: The 21st LivCom Finals will be postponed to April-May 2023

The 21st LivCom Finals originally scheduled in December 2022 will be postponed to April-May 2023, in order to ensure a large in-person participation, so as to have more lively interactions. The LivCom 2023 is co-organized by the UN-INIA (the International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta) and other international organizations. The First International Forum on Age-friendly and Liveable Cities and the International Technical Conference on Urban Transit and Sustainable Network will be organized concurrently.

Each year the LivCom Criteria are reviewed by an international panel of judges to ensure their relevance to the changing world of Local Government. Issues that will need to be addressed at local level will be covered by the Judging Criteria. This year’s Awards will focus on age-friendly theme, in order to promote active ageing and age-friendly sustainable cities, with due attention to the increasing ageing population that requires specific considerations in relevant policies and needed actions for appropriate support for their well-being.

In this case, the Judging Criteria with regards to age-friendly issues will be added to the Finals Presentations. Best practices on age friendliness in the post-pandemic era are encouraged to be included in the submission. Delegates are also required to answer questions on age-friendly related issues raised by judges during presentations, which is considered as a bonus point.

The registration channel will remain open and participants that have submitted registration will be automatically moved to the next year. The closing date for entries is reoriented to 31st January 2023 and the deadline for written submission is 15th February 2023.


Note to editors:

As a UN-backed international competition, the International Awards for Liveable Communities/LivCom Awards was launched in 1997 and is the World’s major Awards Competition focusing on International Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment and development, with further objective of improving the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of “liveable communities”.

LivCom is non-political, embracing all nations and cultures, and over 70 countries are represented within the Awards. LivCom Awards are made annually in three categories covering Whole Cities, Projects and Technologies& Solutions.

The LivCom Awards are the only forum in which International best practices may be observed and developed, and participation in the Awards is an investment in the future of a community.

Media representatives are welcome to attend the awards as well. For further details please contact info@livcomawards.org.

DATE: 3rd July 2022

EMBARGO: Immediate Release

Call for Entries of the 21st LivCom Awards Has Been Officially Launched

The International Awards for Liveable Communities 2022 (LivCom Awards) is now open for registration. We are pleased to invite your city to participate in the Awards competition to share best practices on developing liveable, resilient and sustainable communities. Participation in LivCom is free of charge.

This year’s Finals will be organized virtually or hopefully a hybrid event on 12-14 December 2022, including a forum with age-friendly theme as well as technical conferences in collaboration with related UN Agencies and international organizations.

LivCom Awards 2022 has adopted the judging criteria that incorporate the key elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the SDG 2, 11, 12 and other relevant Goals. Best practices on urban regeneration and age friendliness in the post-pandemic era are also encouraged to be included in the submission. These are considered as the bonus points to be valued by judges.

At the Awards Finals, which have been held every year since 1997, judges evaluate the approach to individual criteria for sustainable development –Enhancement of the Landscapes and Public Spaces
Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
Environmental Protection and Green Economy
Community Participation and Empowerment
Healthy Lifestyle
Sustainable Planning and Management Policies

The Finals, which see representatives of the various cities and communities from across the world making their case to an international jury, last for four days, culminating in an Awards Ceremony. The closing date for entries to the 2022 Finals is 20th September and the deadline for written submission (within 4,500 words) is 30th September.

For more information, please contact us via email info@livcomawards.org