The Romanian association Ateliere Fara Frontiere (Atelier sans frontières) was selected as the winner of the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize for its “educlick” project which fights against social injustice and raises awareness of the advantages of the circular economy.
The Romanian NGO won the third prize, worth 9,000 euros.
“The Romanian association Ateliere Fara Frontiere (Atelier sans frontières) went home with the third prize. Their educlick project tackles social injustice and raises awareness of the benefits of the circular economy. The association employs marginalized people to refurbish used electrical and electronic equipment. They then donate the equipment to schools in disadvantaged areas and to organizations working with vulnerable children, ”said the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The EESC awarded prizes to “five non-profit organizations and associations whose creative and inspiring climate projects promote a just and green transition to a low-carbon economy and resilient to climate change”. The prize of 50,000 euros was shared between five winning projects.
The Belgian association Grandparents for the Climate won the first prize of 14,000 euros, while the other four associations each received 9,000 euros. The second prize went to the Spanish association Engineers Without Borders Catalonia, the third to the Workshop without Borders of Romania, the fourth to the Slovenian urban planning studio Prostorož and the fifth to the Estonian NGO network Estonian Green Movement / Estonian Fund. for nature and the Estonian association for the environment. Center of Law.
The full list of winners is available here.
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