The IENE Awards

Through the awards, IENE recognizes and appreciates outstanding efforts made to reduce the detrimental effect of transport infrastructure on nature and to enhance the positive influences caused by construction, use and maintenance of transport infrastructure. Such extraordinary efforts may include, for example, impact assessments, mitigation plans or technical measures at local, regional or national scale, research achievements, or information, education and promotion activities.

The IENE Awards has become an appreciated tradition within the IENE network. It comprises a public recognition and does not include any grants or scholarships. The winners are announced to the network and the public, both online and at e.g. IENE conferences.

The award is given in two categories:

  • IENE Personal Award – appreciates outstanding engagement and special achievements made by individuals.
  • IENE Project Award – appreciates extraordinary work accomplished by initiatives, activities or plans.

The motivation for the Personal Award must provide answers about who demonstrated outstanding personal engagement, when, whereby and how, and why this particular person should be recognised by the award? The motivation for the Project Award shall provide answers to questions about the problem of concern, the employed solutions and project documentation.


All IENE members are welcome to make nominations for both award categories, regardless of any personal involvement in a particular project or initiative. Proposals from former years that have not yet been awarded are welcome to be resubmitted. The IENE Steering Committee will carefully evaluate all proposals.

Nominations are submitted through the online forms:



The SC members Elke Hahn and Anders Sjölund during a price ceremony for the IENE Awards during the IENE 2014 conference. 

This page was last updated: February 12, 2018