The European Economic and Social Committee has opened a call for nominations for its 2017 Civil Society Prize. The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.


This year, the prize will reward innovative initiatives which aim to improve the labour market integration of newcomers and those furthest away from the labour market. The prize has a total value of 50 000 € and will be awarded on 7 December 2017. It is open to civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at European, national, regional or local level.


The deadline for submitting applications is 8 September 2017.


For more information and to access the application form, please visit the European Economic and Social Committee website.