2019 EESC Civil Society Prize

5 organisations are awarded the 2019 EESC Civil Society Prize

Video presentation of the 5 winners

Special edition of the EESC newsletter on the civil society prize

The EESC is pleased to announce the five winners of the 11th edition of the Civil Society Prize, which rewards initiatives aimed at raising awareness of and fighting for gender equality in the EU.

An evaluation panel composed of ten experts chose the winners among the 177 applications received from 27 Member States. The work of the panel was very challenging and rewarding, considering the high level and quality of the applications.

The prize awards ceremony took place on 12 December 2019 during the EESC plenary session.

The first prize, of a value of 14.000 EUR, went to Women's Toponymy, an Italian project which tries to increase the number of places bearing the name of notable women, giving them the public recognition they deserve.

The other prizes, of a value of 9.000 EUR each, went to:

2nd prize: Polish Women's Strike, which empowers the women activists in small and middle-sized cities fighting for a change;

3rd prize: Fairy Tales project, by the Bulgarian NAIA Association, which teaches gender equality to pre-school children via classical fairy tales;

4th prize: #mimmitkooda (Women Code), a programme by the Finnish Software and eBusiness Association (Ohjelmisto- ja e-business ry) combatting the stereotype that software developers are mostly men;

5th prize: The Brussels Binder from Belgium, which advocates better representation of women in European policy debates;

The EESC thanks all candidates for their application and warmly congratulates the winners.


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