The EESC dedicates its flagship Civil Society Prize in 2019 to the empowerment of women and fight for gender equality

Applications for 2019 are now open

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has launched its Civil Society Prize for 2019. The theme of the 2019 edition is More women in Europe's society and economy and the prize will honor innovative initiatives and projects which fight for equal opportunities for women and men and their equal treatment in all spheres of economic and social life.

The EESC Civil Society Prize is open to all civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at local, national, regional or European level. Individuals can also apply. To be eligible, initiatives or projects must have already be implemented or be still ongoing.

A total of EUR 50,000 will be awarded to a maximum of five winners. The deadline for entries is 6 September at 10 a.m, while the award ceremony will take place on 12 December 2019 in Brussels.

The full description of requirements and the online application form are available on our webpage.  (ll)