Civil Society Award for Barka

BARKA Foundation has won the 2nd prize (Civil Society Award) from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels for the project of vocational training centres for social integration supporting the unemployed people to return to labour market.

BARKA won the prize ex aequo with Ireland’s Third Age ( Fáilte Isteach initiative) supporting migrants to better integrate in Ireland.

“In awarding the 2015 Civil Society Prize, the EESC rewards outstanding initiatives aimed at combating poverty in Europe by improving economic and social inclusion. I am proud to be able to congratulate the honourable winners of the 2015 EESC Civil Society Prize on their achievements. I also take this opportunity to commend, on behalf of all my colleagues representing European civil society vis-a vis the institutions, all the women and men fighting courageously to alleviate suffering, to reduce the impact of poverty – or banish it altogether –  in their own countries“, said the EESC President George Dassis.