Deadline: 9 September 2016
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently inviting applications for EESC Civil Society Prize 2016, in order to reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants’ lives and fostering their integration in society.
The overall objective of the prize is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenshipin a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.
The theme of this year’s EESC Civil Society Prize is Migrants.
- The EESC Civil Society Prize is open to civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at local, national, regional or European level.It is also open to individuals.
- Civil society organisations are private-initiative, non-state organisations which are actively involved in shaping public affairs on the basis of their own concerns, drawing on their own specific knowledge, abilities and scope for action. They act autonomously and membership entails a voluntary commitment by members of the general public to take part in the work and activities of those organisations.
- Individuals are natural persons. Third-country nationals are also eligible, provided they are legally resident in the territory of the EU.EESC members, CCMI delegates, staff of the EESCand members of the evaluation committee and of the selection board are not eligible to submit an entry.
How to Apply
Applications are to be made by filling in the attached application form.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
For more information, please visit EESC Civil Society Prize.