A delegation of parliamentarians will go to Lublin (Poland), the winner of the Europe Prize for 2017, on Monday 25 September.
Serhii Kiral (Ukraine, EC) and Andrzej Wojtyła (Poland, EC), members of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will present the Prize to Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin (Poland).
Lublin has 25 twinned cities in total – in Europe, North America, Israel and China – and has established robust international cooperation in numerous fields (economic, cultural and educational) which translates into many projects being carried out with foreign partners. The city also organises a range of celebrations to mark Europe Day, such as a simulation of a session of the European Parliament for young people.
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.