EESC launches Civil Solidarity Prize

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September, at noon

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching a Civil Solidarity Prize, a one-off award with the specific theme of "Civil society against Covid-19", which this year will be replacing its flagship annual Civil Society Prize.

The Civil Solidarity 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 prizes, for the amount of €10 000 each, will go to initiatives carried out in the territory of the EU or the United Kingdom. Twenty seven of them are available for projects implemented in EU Member States, one for a UK entry and one for a project with a cross-border or European focus.

To be eligible to apply, entrants must either reside in or be established in the EU. United Kingdom residents, established companies and civil society organisations are also eligible to submit an entry.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September this year at 12:00 noon (CEST). The awards ceremony will take place during the EESC plenary session in January 2021.

The contest rules and the application form are available on


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