The tenth edition of the EESC Civil Society Prize has been launched.
The specific theme of the 2018 edition is Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe. The prize, which has a total value of EUR 50 000 and can be shared among up to five winners, will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals on the territory of the EU and aimed at raising awareness of the multiple layers and richness of European identities, exploiting the full potential of Europe's cultural wealth, facilitating access to European cultural heritage and promoting European values (respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law).
The deadline for entries is 7 September 2018. The awards ceremony will take place on 13 December 2018.
Detailed information about the prize, as well as the contest rules and the application form, are available on the EESC website at following address: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/civilsocietyprize/