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Lublin in Poland wins the 2017 Europe Prize

27/04/2017 | Prizes

The 2017 Europe Prize – the highest level of the Prize which is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly to the town most active in promoting the European ideal – has been awarded to Lublin in Poland.

Only one week left to submit candidates for the 2017 Václav Havel Prize

21/04/2017 | Prizes

The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Prize - which aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond - is 30 April.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: call for nominations

16/01/2017 | 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 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016 awarded to Nadia Murad

10/10/2016 | Prizes

The fourth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad.

Three candidates shortlisted for the 2016 Václav Havel Prize

30/08/2016 | Prizes

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from the world of human rights and chaired by the Pedro Agramunt, drew up the shortlist of candidatures in Prague today.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize: three nominees to be shortlisted in Prague

26/08/2016 | Prizes

The Selection Panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, chaired by Pedro Agramunt, will meet on 30 August in Prague to determine a shortlist of three nominees.

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize: two extra months to submit nominations

27/04/2016 | Prizes

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016, has been extended by two months. The new deadline has been fixed on 30 June 2016, instead of the original deadline of 30 April.

Call for nominations for the 2016 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

15/01/2016 | Prizes

The Parliamentary Assembly has issued a call for nominations for the 2016 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the fourth consecutive year on 10 October next in Strasbourg.

Europe Prize: an extra week to submit your candidatures

15/01/2016 | Prizes

The deadline for Mayors to submit candidatures for the Europe Prize – a series of awards sponsored by PACE which honour towns and cities for upholding the European ideal – has been extended by a week

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2015 awarded to Ludmilla Alexeeva

28/09/2015 | Prizes

The third Václav Havel Human Rights Prize has been awarded to veteran Russian human rights defender Ludmilla Alexeeva. The €60 000 prize was presented in Strasbourg, on the opening day of the Assembly's Plenary Session.

Václav Havel Prize: human rights defenders from Russia, Afghanistan and Balkan region shortlisted

25/08/2015 | Prizes

Russian human rights defender Ludmilla Alexeeva, the grassroots NGO "Women for Afghan Women" and the Balkan NGO "Youth Initiative for Human Rights" have been shortlisted for the 2015 Václav Havel Prize.

2015 Václav Havel Prize: shortlist of three ‘outstanding’ human rights defenders to be named

20/08/2015 | Prizes

The shortlist for the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize - three individuals or organisations judged to have undertaken “outstanding” civil society action in defence of human rights - is to be announced on 25 August in Prague.