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#Solidaction Prizes to civil society local initiatives contributing to international solidarity!

Lisbon 20/11/2020
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#Solidaction Prizes to civil society local initiatives contributing to international solidarity!

Call for initiative's presentation !

In the framework of a general reflection about the concept of international solidarity and its implementation at the local and global level, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launched the #Solidaction Campaign in April 2020. The aim is to showcase and support the voices of those who see in international solidarity a collective response to the current and future global crises. Whether we are confronting a pandemic, global warming, income inequality, racism or gender-based violence, solidarity depends on how we come together.

During the pandemic, civil society actors came together in all parts of the world looking for prompt solutions to fight inequalities and collateral impacts of the global crisis at the local level. Civil society emerged to play an important role in protecting both people and our environment, moving fast, and responding to the needs on the ground in complementarity with public authorities. In this sense, many of those initiatives, even if they take place at the local level, contribute to enhance international solidarity. These initiatives bear testimony to what can be achieved when we stand up and decide to collaborate. In order to recognize, promote and support those initiatives, the Council of Europe is now launching a call to initiatives presentations to award Prizes to civil society local initiatives that succeeded in addressing the needs on the ground despite the challenges of the global pandemic.

Three prizes consisting of a sum of €3,000 each will be awarded to the winners.

 

These Prizes will be awarded to 3 local initiatives contributing to international solidarity with a focus on:

Education and citizen's consciousness or,

Addressing vulnerabilities through intersectionality or,

Intergenerational dialogue and environment.

 

How to participate ? 

 Read the terms of references;

 Complete and sign the Application Form in English or French;

 Send this document in electronic form (Word or PDF) to the following e-mail address: nscinfo@coe.int / Emails should contain the following reference in the subject: “#Solidaction Prizes to civil society local initiatives contributing to international solidarity”.

 

 Applications must be received by 23:59 CET on 6 December 2020


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