The European Democratic Citizenship Awards celebrate civic engagement and annually reward innovative civic initiatives and actors whose day-to-day struggles give real substance to European values, create ownership of the public space and improve the lives of our communities in terms of democracy, social justice and universal access to rights.
Four awards will be attributed falling under the following categories:
- The Campaign of the Year rewarding awareness raising or advocacy campaigns run in 2014, with a real and proven impact on community life or public action and a high potential of driving transformative change;
- The NGO of the Year rewarding non-profit organisations for innovative transnational activities implemented in 2014 that specifically promote the European values and the Council of Europe’s Charter for education to citizenship and education to Human Rights;
- The Personality of the Year rewarding individuals for their outstanding and emancipatory contribution to the democratic life, the social progress and the development of their community;
- The Media Initiative of the Year rewarding collaborative initiatives for, by and with citizens that, using different tools such as Internet, social media, audio-visual materials, contribute to enhance participation, foster informed citizenry, enable the development of civic space. Special attention will be given in 2015 to initiatives promoting freedom of expression. Professional journalism initiatives are not eligible under this category.
The award was initiated by our colleagues from European Civic Forum.
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