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Słupsk in Poland is the winner of the 2014 Europe Prize

10/04/2014 | Prizes

The 2014 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 the town of Słupsk in Poland.

Call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

20/01/2014 | Prizes

The Parliamentary Assembly today issued a call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the second consecutive year on 29 September next in Strasbourg.

Winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to be announced

26/09/2013 | Prizes

The first ever Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – is to be awarded at a special ceremony on the opening day of the PACE's autumn plenary session.

Three nominees for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

26/08/2013 | Prizes

Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (Georgia) and the Rights Defence Network (China), are the three candidates shortlisted in Prague today for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The selection panel, comprising six independent figures and chaired by Jean-Claude Mignon, PACE President, drew up its shortlist on the basis of 27 candidatures which fulfilled the criteria for the Prize.

Selection Panel to shortlist three nominees in Prague

22/08/2013 | Prizes

The Selection Panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, chaired by PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon, comprising six independent figures known for expertise in the field of human rights, will meet on 26 August 2013 in the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to determine the three nominees which will be shortlisted from the candidatures received.

Tata receives 2013 Europe Prize during ceremony

20/08/2013 | Prizes

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Vice-Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), today presented the 2013 Europe prize to the Mayor of the Hungarian town of Tata, József Michl, on the occasion of the Hungarian National Day.

European Diplomas of the Council of Europe: 26 municipalities rewarded in 2013

27/06/2013 | Prizes

Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC), Chairperson of the PACE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development and Sir Alan Meale (United Kingdom, SOC), Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, today presented the 2013 European Diploma to the mayors of 26 prize-winning municipalities, at a ceremony at Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.

Call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

14/05/2013 | Prizes

Wojciech Sawicki, the PACE Secretary General, has issued a call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the first time on 30 September next in Strasbourg.

Altötting in Germany and Tata in Hungary are joint winners of the 2013 Europe Prize

24/04/2013 | Prizes

The 2013 Europe Prize – awarded each year by the PACE to towns or cities most active in promoting the European ideal – has been awarded jointly to the towns of Altötting in Germany and Tata in Hungary.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize launched in Prague

25/03/2013 | Prizes

The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which aims to reward outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond, was launched today at a ceremony in Prague (Czech Republic).

Sighişoara received 2012 Europe Prize during ceremony

21/08/2012 | Prizes

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chairman of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Sir Alan Meale (United Kingdom, SOC), presented today the 2012 Europe prize to Sighişoara’s Mayor, Ioan Dorin Dăneşan, during a ceremony. The 2012 Europe Prize has been awarded jointly to the town of Sighişoara and the Italian town of Corciano, for which the award ceremony will be held on 12 August.

Corciano received 2012 Europe Prize during ceremony

14/08/2012 | Prizes

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Vice-Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), presented on 12 August the 2012 Europe prize to the Mayor of the Italian town of Corciano, Nadia Ginetti. The ceremony was attended by the mayors of Corciano’s twin cities, mayors of last year winning towns – Hünfeld (Germany) and Landerneau (France) – and the President of the Congress' Chamber of Local Authorities, Jean-Claude Frecon.