The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will reward 23 not-for-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons, civil society organisations or private companies to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences.
The overall aim of the prize, which is awarded as a one-off edition instead of the annual EESC Civil Society 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.
An evaluation committee composed of experts chose the 23 winners among the 250 applications received from 27 countries. The work of the panel was very challenging and rewarding, considering the large variety of projects, all showing that European civil society has carried out effective and creative actions to fight against Covid-19 and its consequences, displaying courage, engagement, solidarity and an unbelievable sense of responsibility.
The EESC thanks all candidates for their application and warmly congratulates the winners.