The selection committee meets every year after the entry deadline. It looks at all the project documents received, checks whether the conditions of participation and the contest criteria have been fulfilled and makes a preliminary short-listing of the projects, which qualify for the final round.
In a second step, the projects selected by the selection committee for the final round are forwarded to the Jury of representatives of support organisations and independent appraisers. After in-depth scrutiny of the documents and detailed project discussions, the Jury selects a maximum of three projects which will then be visited and examined.
Each of the three projects selected by the Jury on the basis of "documentation" will be visited by an appraiser. He or she will check the facts recorded in the submission documents and form an overall picture of the project or measure. After his/her return, the appraiser will issue a report on the basis of which the contest organiser will decide on the award of the TO DO award(s).