The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) dedicates its flagship Civil Society Prize in 2019 to the empowerment of women and the fight for gender equality

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has launched its Civil Society Prize for 2019. This year’s theme is More women in Europe’s society and economy, and the prize will honour innovative initiatives and projects which aim to fight for equal opportunities for women and men and their equal treatment in all spheres of economic and social life.

The EESC Civil Society Prize is open to all civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at local, regional, national or European level. Individuals can also apply. To be eligible, initiatives or projects must have already been implemented or be still ongoing.

A total of EUR 50 000 will be awarded to a maximum of five winners. The deadline for entries is 10 a.m. on 6 September 2019, while the award ceremony will take place on 12 December 2019 in Brussels. You will find more details here.