The evaluation of the initiatives has been based on a grid, containing the score for each of the evaluation criteria.
1. Innovation The participating initiatives must be of innovative significance, including innovation in concept, process/product, institutional system, local/national/international policy and technology.
2. Social impact Has been evaluated the impact of values promoted by the project on matters such as: gender, employment, cultural heritage, local economic development, dispute resolution, human rights, social inclusion, integration.
3. Environmental impact Initiatives should address the sound use of natural resources and their preservation, protection and sustainable use of biodiversity, completion of lifecycle, energy savings and renewable energy, low impact technology
4. Concreteness Initiatives should have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving the food security of their beneficiaries and sustainability
5. Transferability & replicability Transferability is intended in term of approaches and results that can be transferred among developing countries, among developed countries, from developed to developing countries and vice versa.
6. Openness Initiatives should be the result of collaboration among different regions, cultures, ethnic groups and languages (from both developed and developing countries).
7. Attractiveness The capacity to inform and sensitize visitors will be considered, as resulting from the Application Form (which should be completed with information and materials in a story-telling approach).
8. Sustainability Sustainability of candidate initiative results will be evaluated in order to ensure the maximum visibility of those initiatives whose achievements endure over time.
9. Dissemination Originality in methodologies and tools used for the dissemination of initiatives results will be assessed.