The 2018 Europe Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be awarded to the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk at a ceremony in the town on 28 September.
Jaak Madison (Estonia, EC), member of the PACE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, will present the Prize to Ruslan Martsinkiv, the city Mayor.
Capital and centre of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ivano-Frankivsk is twinned with as many as 24 European cities. It has developed robust international co-operation in numerous fields, particularly in the domain of academic activities. The city also organises a range of thematic and festive events to mark Europe Day and the European Week of Local Democracy.
The Europe Prize ceremony will take place in the framework of the 4th International Forum of twin-cities “Partnership and Perspective”, organised by Ivano-Frankivsk.
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.