Strasbourg, 11.10.2011 – The French town of Landerneau (Brittany) will receive the 2011 Europe Prize at a ceremony on Saturday 15 October, which will bring together a large public and local personalities in the town’s concert hall, “The Family”.
On this occasion, a delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), will present the prize to Landerneau’s Mayor, Patrick Leclerc.
The 2011 Europe Prize has been awarded jointly to the town of Landerneau and its German twin-town Hünfeld, for which the presentation ceremony already took place on 27 August 2011 and attracted a large public.
The prize – awarded annually by the PACE 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 Europe for young people from the winning town.
Landerneau and Hünfeld are the recipients of the 57th prize since its creation in 1955.