A delegation of representatives of the PACE will go to Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain), the winner of the Europe Prize for 2019, on Thursday, 19 September 2019.
Kęstutis Masiulis (Lithuania, EPP/CD), Vice-Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, will present the Prize to Eneko Goia, Mayor of Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain).
This city is the administrative capital of Gipuzkoa, one of the three territories that make up the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country in Spain. Located 30 km from the French border in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, it constitutes an important social, economic and tourist development pole in the south-east of Europe. The city has celebrated Europe Day since 1999 and organises many youth exchange activities in schools and with schools from other European cities.
The delegation will also meet a group of students of the city in the framework of a meeting and a debate on Europe.
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.