European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 2017 CIVIL SOCIETY PRIZE (50 000 € )

Application Deadline: 8 September 2017, at 23:59 (CET).

The aim of the EESC Civil Society Prize, which was created in 2006, 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. 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.

The 2017 prize will reward innovative 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.

The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, 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. 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.

Prize

  • The prize, which has a total value of 50 000 € and will be awarded on 7 December 2017, 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.

Before the prize is awarded, candidates will be asked to send back the duly completed and signed Legal Entity Form and Financial Identification Form as well as the relevant supporting documents. The forms are available respectively at:

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/legal_entities/legal_entities_en.cfm

and

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/financial_id/financial_id_en.cfm.

 

Applications can be drafted in any EU official language. However, to speed up the evaluation process, the EESC would appreciate receiving the application form in English or French.

 

Submission of an application implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in the contest documents and, where appropriate, waiver of the candidate’s own general or specific terms and conditions.

 

The duly completed and signed application form and declaration on honour shall be sent to the EESC secretariat by e-mail to the following address: civilsocietyprize@eesc.europa.eu

The final deadline for sending applications is 8 September 2017, at 23:59 (CET).

Candidates can submit only one entry. Entering the competition is free of charge. If preparing and sending the application entails costs for a specific candidate, these will not be reimbursed.

Candidates will receive confirmation by e-mail that the application has been received.

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EESC Civil Society Prize 2017

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