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Vara: Europe Prize to be presented during ceremony

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Axel E. Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), will present the Europe Prize to to Fredrik Nelander, Mayor of Vara (Sweden), the Prize-winner for 2015 (with Dresden in Germany), on Sunday 29 November 2015.

The city of Vara has particularly shown its strong involvement in twinning and in the promotion of the European values in its schools, which are very active at the international level.

This annual prize honours towns and cities for their active promotion of the European ideal, such as twinnings, European events and exchange visits. It consists of an itinerant trophy, a medal, a diploma and a scholarship to finance a study visit within Europe for young people from the winning town.