The European Economic and Social Committee has launched The Civil Solidarity Prize as a way to recognise solidarity initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 emergency and its consequences in Europe. The aim 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.
The Prize will reward up to 29 not-for-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons, civil society organisations or private companies which aim to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2020 at 12:00 noon (CEST). The awards ceremony will take place during the EESC plenary session in January 2021.
More information on the contest, the rules and the application form are available on the Commission’s website.
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