EESC LAUNCHES THE CIVIL SOCIETY PRIZE 2014: SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION OF ROMA TO BE REWARDED

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is announcing the launch of its sixth EESC Civil Society Prize, worth a total of EUR 30,000. This year’s prize will be awarded to initiatives aimed at Roma integration.

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The EESC Prize for organised civil society, which was created in 2006 and is awarded annually, aimes to reward Romsand encourage concrete initiatives and achievements of civil society organisations and/or individuals at all levels, European, national, regional and local, that significantly contribute to promoting European identity and integration. The overall objective of this initiative is to celebrate the achievements of civil society organisations which have had the ingenuity to develop projects that have had a positive impact on Europeans’ lives, and have significantly contributed to promoting European identity and a sense of citizenship, embodying the common values underpinning the European venture.

“Roma are part of Europe’s diversity”, says EESC President Malosse, “and the special skills of the Roma not only enrich Europe’s culture but its society and economy as well. Their inclusion is therefore one of the EESC’s policy priorities in 2014”.

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 June 2014.

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