European Civil Society Data Protection Award launched by AEDH and EDRi

By EDRi · December 16, 2009

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Deutsch: [AEDH und EDRi rufen den “European Civil Society Data Protection Award” ins Leben|]

AEDH (European Association for the Defence of Human rights) and EDRi
(European Digital Rights) is launching the first edition of the European
Civil Society Data Protection Award (ECSDPA). The prize aims at rewarding
positive initiatives contributing to the visibility and effectiveness of the
right to privacy and to the protection of personal data in Europe. The
ECSDPA prize will be awarded each year on 28 January, as a European Civil
Society contribution to the Data Protection Day.

Such achievements and initiatives have to enhance public awareness,
stimulate creative and constructive input and favour useful exchanges of
information at any level, from the very local neighbourhood to the whole
European continent.

The award is open to all non-governmental organisations, trade unions,
non-profit institutions and any other civil society actor from the 47 member
States of the Council of Europe. The ECSDPA winner will benefit from a one
week lobbying training in Brussels, travel expenses and lodging being fully

The ECSDPA initiative, the first of its kind, has been made possible thanks
to the support of The Law Science Technology & Society Research Group of the
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS/VUB) and The Flemish-Dutch House deBuren.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 January 2010. Nominations
should be sent to: nominations at ecsdpa dot org.

Operational details about the prize, including application and selection

Press release PDF Format (15.12.2009)

Press release in French: AEDH-EDRi Prix européen de la société civile pour
la protection des données personnelles: L’Appel a nominations est ouvert

Press release in German: AEDH-EDRi European Civil Society Data Protection
Award: Aurfruf zur Nominierung / Einreichung

Press release in Spanish: Primera edición del Premio Europeo de la Sociedad
Civil a la Protección de Datos Personales

Announcement in Dutch – Europese burgerrechtenorganisaties organiseren
positieve privacy-prijs

Call for ECSDPA – PDF format (15.12.2009)