Since 2006, the EESC has been awarding the Civil Society Prize to European non-governmental associations which make a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Through the award of this prize, the Committee strives to raise awareness of the substantial contribution which civil society organisations and individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship.
In 2014, the prize worth a total of 30,000 euros was awarded to initiatives aimed at Roma integration. Today, nearly half of the ten million Roma in Europe face poverty and social exclusion every day.
Over the summer, a shortlist of eight candidates was made out of 81 applications from all over Europe. After that, the Jury, chaired by EESC President Henri Malosse decided on the three winners, out of the shortlist of eight. The winners are: IQ Roma servis, Rev. Archimandrite Loukataris, and ETP Slovakia.
Learn more at: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/