Strasbourg, 07.08.2012 – The Italian town of Corciano (province of Perugia) will receive the 2012 Europe Prize at a ceremony on Sunday 12 August at 5.30 pm (Piazza Coragino), to be attended by the public, local personalities and the mayors of its three twin-towns, Pentling in Germany, Civrieux d'Azergues in France and Libiaz in Poland.
On this occasion, a delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Vice-Chairperson 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 Corciano’s Mayor, Nadia Ginetti.
The 2012 Europe Prize has been awarded jointly to the town of Corciano and the Romanian town of Sighişoara, for which the award ceremony took place on 21 July.
This annually awarded prize 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.
Corciano and Sighişoara are the recipients of the 58th prize since its creation in 1955.