Organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), this years Civil Society Prize theme is ”Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe”. 

The prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals, aimed at raising awareness of the multiple layers and richness of European identities, exploiting the full potential of Europe’s cultural wealth, facilitating access to European cultural heritage and promoting European values, including respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law.

The aim of the Civil Society Prize is to reward and encourage initiatives and achievements that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the impact that these contributions 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, will be awarded on 13 December 2018. 

The deadline for submitting applications is 7 September 2018.

You can find the contest rules and the application form here.