EESC Civil Solidarity Prize – “Civil society against Covid-19”

EESC Civil Solidarity Prize – “Civil society against Covid-19”

On 15 July 2020 the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) launched its Civil Solidarity Prize “Civil society against Covid-19”.

The aim of this prize, which is launched as a one-off edition instead of the annual EESC Civil Society Prize, is to reward not-for-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons, civil society organisations or private companies which aim to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences. The overall objective of the prize is to raise awareness and increase visibility of the contribution that natural persons, civil society organisations and private companies have made or are making to creating a European identity and solidarity in a way that underpins the common values that are the foundation of European integration.

The EESC intends to award 29 prizes, of a value of 10,000 EUR each: one for each of the 27 Member States, one for UK and one for projects with a cross-border or European focus. The deadline for entries is 30 September 2020. The awards ceremony will take place during the EESC plenary session in January 2021.

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/civilsolidarityprize

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