3883030103001The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Civil Society Prize. Since 2006, the EESC has been rewarding initiatives undertaken by civil society organisations and/or individuals who contribute at all levels – European, national, regional or local – to the promotion of European integration. It’s also a way for the EESC to raise awareness of civil society’s enormous work and achievements.

The topic this year is migrants. The award, which is open both to civil society organisations and to individuals, has total prize money of 50,000 euros, which may be shared between up to 5 winners.

Details of the eligibility criteria and procedure are available on the EESC website. The closing date for applications is 9 September 2016. For more information, please send an email to civilsocietyprize@eesc.europa.eu.