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Combating poverty: Civil Society Prize 2015 EESC

Deadline: 10 September 2015 09:00 (10:00 CET) | Value: €50,000 (max) | Area: Throughout the EU

The Civil Society Prize's 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 10 December 2015, 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.

The theme of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 2015 prize is "Combating poverty".

The 2015 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving the economic and social inclusion of the people living in poverty and countering the increasing risk of facing poverty in Europe.

Detailed information on eligibility criteria and the procedure for entries, as well as anomination form, are available on the EESC website