Nominations Open for European Citizenship Awards 2018!

Deadline: 9 September 2018

If you or your acquaintances know about any individual, initiative or social enterprise that deserves better visibility and genuinely acts for European values, it is your chance to make them widely known!

Nominations are now open for the European Citizenship Awards 2018 which is a joint initiative between the European Civic Forum and Volonteurope, two European networks which promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice to the cohesion of communities across Europe.

The Awards celebrate the democratic and civic engagement of individuals, organisations, citizens’ groups and social enterprises. They recognize innovative initiatives and contributions which give real substance to European values, create ownership of public space and improve the lives of their communities in terms of democracy, social justice and universal access to rights.

The European Citizenship Awards 2018 seek to reward initiatives which promote solidarity and contribute to the creation of community cohesion, inclusion and social justice.

Award Categories

Eligible nominations are sought from all current Member States of the Council of Europe in the following categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year will reward individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to democratic life and to the development of a community or a cause, through a volunteering role in an NGO or in another form of organisation or community association (including informal groups)
  • Social Enterprise of the Year will reward businesses or not-for-profit organisations founded on the basis of social groups, which are written into the enterprise’s vision and mission, and which bring positive social change and create cohesion in communities
  • Active Citizens’ Initiative of the Year will reward grassroots campaigns organised by both formal and informal groups of citizens, with a real and proven impact on community cohesion and which have a high potential for creating transformative change.

How to Apply

If applicants wish to make a nomination under one of the above categories, please complete the form available on the given website.

For more information, please visit European Citizenship Awards.

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