Applications are now open for the Civil Society Prize awarded by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The topic this year is Innovative projects to promote quality employment and entrepreneurship for the future of work.
The aim of the prize is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration.
The prize, which has a total value of EUR 50 000 and can be shared among up to five winners, will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support.
Detailed information about the prize, as well as the contest rules and the application form, are available on the EESC website at the following address:www.eesc.europa.eu/civilsocietyprize
The deadline for entries is 8 September 2017. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels on 7 December 2017.
We warmly invite you to spread the word about the prize and look forward to receiving your application if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. Should you need additional information, we are at your disposal to answer any questions you might have.
The Civil Society Prize Team
European Economic and Social Committee
99, rue Belliard — B-1040 Brussels
Do you wish to apply? Then just follow the following steps.
Go to the EESC website at the following address:www.eesc.europa.eu/civilsocietyprize Read the contest rules to make sure that you/your organisation can apply for the prize.Complete the application form and the declaration on honour and return them by email ()
8 September 2017 at 23:59: closing of applications.End November 2017: announcement of the winners (up to 5).7 December 2017: announcement of the order of the winners and holding of the award ceremony in Brussels.