The EU Pro Bono Awards in detail

The EU Pro Bono Awards celebrate collaboration between citizen professionals and civil society organisations working for the public interest at the European level.

The Awards bring together academics, private sector lawyers, civil society and representatives of the EU institutions once a year in Brussels to recognise and give visibility to noteworthy pro bono contributions in the field of EU law and policy.

The ceremony will highlight the commitment of all stakeholders to supporting skilled volunteering in the public interest at the EU level.

The EU Pro Bono Awards comprise five different categories:

  1. The Best Pro Bono Collaboration of the Year rewarding joint pro bono public interest work carried out by a law firm, an academic and an NGO in the field of EU Law and policy.
  2. The EU Pro Bono Award for Law Firms rewarding the commitment of one or more law firms to pro bono in the field of EU Law and policy (sub-categories will cover small/medium law firms, large law firms, and individual lawyers).
  3. The EU Pro Bono Award for In-House Counsels rewarding the commitment of one in- house counsel and team to pro bono in the field of EU Law and policy.
  4. The EU Pro Bono Award for Academics rewarding the commitment of one or more academics to pro bono public interest work in the field of EU Law and policy.
  5. The EU Pro Bono Award for NGOs rewarding a successful co-operation between a civil society organisation and a pro bono volunteer in the field of EU Law and policy.

For the first edition of the EU Pro Bono Awards, the Award for the Best Pro Bono Collaboration of the Year between a law firm and/or academic and a civil society organisation will be given. This collaboration should have been conducted at the EU level or have implications for the EU sphere.

The winner will be afforded with the opportunity to present the successful project during the Award ceremony on June 22nd 2017 in Brussels.

Your application or nomination should:

describe the project and its objectives;

present its achievements;

describe the resources dedicated to the project.

Applications should be sent before May 26th to: awards@thegoodlobby.eu

The selection panel, which includes members of the EU Institutions, academics, legal professionals and European civil society actors, will review all applications.

Awards will be given every year during a ceremony that will take place in June in Brussels.

Fill in the nomination form here!

The EU Pro Bono Awards will officially be launched on June 22nd 2017.

Send us your application or nomination!

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