The European Economic and Social Committee have announced their 2019 Civil Society Prize.
The aim of the prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage initiatives by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.
Equality between women and men is an internationally agreed sustainable development goal as well as a fundamental value and principle of the European Union. Which is why the 2019 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations or individuals which aim to raise awareness of and fight for gender equality in the EU.
The prize, which has a total value of €50,000 and will be awarded during the EESC plenary session on 11-12 December 2019, is open to civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at European, national, regional or local level. It is furthermore open to individuals.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so on the EESC website (this link will take you away from our website).
The deadline for submitting applications is 6 September 2019, 10am (CEST).