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Learn more about the three shortlisted candidates for the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

18/04/2021 | Prizes

The overall winner of the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize - which honours outstanding human rights defenders in Europe or beyond - is to be announced during the award ceremony which takes place on the opening day of the PACE spring session. Learn more about the three shortlisted candidates...

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2021: call for nominations

15/01/2021 | Prizes

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2021 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action...

Focus on womens’ rights as three candidates shortlisted for the 2020 Václav Havel Prize

07/01/2021 | Prizes

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which rewards outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond, has today announced the shortlist for the 2020 Prize, with all three nominees involved in promoting women’s rights or gender equality...

The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” honoured in Tirana ceremony

03/11/2020 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania) was yesterday awarded the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize at a ceremony in Tirana with the participation of the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and the Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti. The Diploma was...

2020 Europe Prize awarded to Amilly (France)

06/07/2020 | Prizes

The 2020 Europe Prize – the highest level of the Prize which is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the town most active in promoting the European ideal – has been awarded to Amilly in France. Amilly is a French town of 12 000 inhabitants located in...

Václav Havel Prize 2020: nominations close today

29/06/2020 | Prizes

The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2020 Václav Havel Prize is 30 June. The Prize aims to reward "outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond". Candidates should have made a difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been...

The Europe Prize Sub-Committee awards twenty-six distinctions

20/05/2020 | Prizes

The Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize decided on 19 May 2020 to award 8 Plaques of Honour (to municipalities in France, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine), 6 Flags of Honour (to municipalities in Germany, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine) and 12 European Diplomas (to municipalities in...

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020: two extra months to submit nominations

27/04/2020 | Prizes

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020, has been extended by two months. The new deadline has been fixed on 30 June 2020, instead of the original deadline of 30 April.  The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize is awarded annually by the...

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020: call for nominations

15/01/2020 | Prizes

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

Three candidates shortlisted for the 2019 Václav Havel Prize

27/08/2019 | Prizes

Meeting in Prague today, the selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which rewards outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights, has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Prize.

French student team wins Europe Prize trophy design competition

03/07/2019 | Prizes

A three-strong team of students from the Strate Design School in Sèvres (France) has won the PACE's competition to design a new trophy for the Europe Prize, which honours towns and cities for their commitment to the European ideal.

Václav Havel Prize 2019: nominations close today!

22/04/2019 | Prizes

The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Prize is 30 April. The Prize aims to reward "outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond".