The EESC 2016 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organizations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants’ lives and fostering their integration in society. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organizations 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 15 December 2016, is open to civil society organizations officially registered within the European Union and acting at European, national, regional or local level. It is furthermore open to individuals. The deadline for submitting applications is September 9th 2016. More information is available here.
Source: European Economic and Social Committee