2017 EESC Civil Society Prize


Innovative Projects to promote Quality Employment and Entrepreneurship for the Future of Work

The 2017 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support.

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.

The prize, which has a total value of 50 000 € and will be awarded on 7 December 2017, is open to civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at European, national, regional or local level. It is furthermore open to individuals.

Thank you all for the massive participation in this year’s Civil Society Prize! We are honoured to announce that we have received more than a hundred applications from all over the European Union.
Now the Evaluation Committee will start its work in order to announce the winners on 7 December 2017.

For any further information, please send an email to: civilsocietyprize