15.09.2008, – The Polish town of yesterday received the 2008 Europe Prize in a ceremony which took place during the town’s annual festival. A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chair of PACE’s Environment Committee Alan Meale (United Kingdom, SOC) and the Chair of its Europe Prize Sub-Committee Danuta Jazlowiecka (Poland, EPP/CD), presented the prize to Katowice’s Mayor Piotr Uszok at a ceremony attended by several hundred invited guests.
The prize – awarded annually by PACE’s Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs – honours towns and cities for their active promotion of the European ideal, such as twinnings, European events and exchange visits. It consists of a trophy, a medal, a diploma and a scholarship to be spent on a study visit within for young people from the winning town.
After and , in is the third Polish town to receive this honour and the 64th winning town since the prize was created in 1955.