21/02/2007 | Prizes
On 23 February 2007, the European Foundation for Culture, Pro Europa, will award the “European prize for Human Rights 2007” to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The ceremony will take place in the hearing room of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, at 3pm. Bernard Schreiner, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and President of the French delegation to PACE, will award the prize.
08/12/2006 | Prizes
The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2007 has been awarded to the International Museum of the Reformation, Geneva. Housed on the spot where the people of Geneva voted to adopt Reformation in 1536, the museum features displays on the Bible, the work of Calvin, religious controversy with other Christian traditions, the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Protestant resistance to fascism, missionary work and the role of women in the ministry.
26/09/2006 | Prizes
The 2006 Europe Prize – which rewards cities and towns for their active promotion of the European ideal – was awarded to the Hungarian town of Szeged on 22 September at a ceremony attended by more than 2000 people. The town’s mayor, Lászó Botka, received the award from the Chair of PACE’s Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize Guy Lengagne. Szeged is the first town in Hungary to receive the prize, the highest distinction possible in this field.
12/05/2006 | Prizes
The 2006 Europe Prize, the highest distinction that can be bestowed on a town or local authority for its actions in the European domain, has been awarded to the town of Szeged. It is the first time a Hungarian town has received the prize. The decision was taken unanimously by PACE's Environment Committee, meeting today in Paris. The "Plaque of Honour", the second highest distinction, was awarded to ten towns in six countries. Some 25 municipalities received the "Flag of honour" and 27 were granted the "European Diploma".
01/12/2005 | Prizes
The Council of Europe's Museum Prize for 2006 has been awarded to the Churchill Museum in London. The Museum, which opened in February 2005, was praised for its use of the latest technology to draw on the extensive archives in presentations that are readily accessible to older and younger generations. The Museum Prize has been awarded annually since 1977 to a museum judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage.
24/10/2005 | Prizes
A Danish television documentary about the human consequences of the 2002 mid-air collision over Germany yesterday won one of fourteen Prix Europa trophies at a ceremony in Berlin. The 6000-euro prize, which was donated by the Assembly in the "current affairs" category, was presented by Eddie O’Hara (United Kingdom, SOC) to the makers of the film "Victim No. 72", one of around thirty films submitted in this category. The Prix Europa, which has been supported by the Council of Europe since its creation in 1987, rewards Europe’s best TV, radio and internet productions.
08/07/2005 | Prizes
The Chair of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Sub-committee on the Europe Prize Guy Lengagne (France, SOC) and the Mayor of last year’s winner, Oudenaarde, will jointly present the prize to the Mayor of Kaliningrad, on 9 July. There will be a special session of the City Council, attended by the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, to mark the event, which forms part of the town’s Europe Day celebrations. The event is open to the press. A press conference will be held at 2.30 p.m.
29/06/2005 | Prizes
The mayors of around 30 European towns gathered in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) from 1 to 3 July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Europe Prize and the 20th anniversary of the award of the Prize to Santiago de Compostela. The prize, which is awarded each year by PACE, rewards local and regional authorities for their active promotion of the European ideal (twinnings, European events, exchange visits, etc.). Since its creation in 1955, it has been awarded to 61 European municipalities.
16/09/2004 | Prizes
The 2004 Europe Prize was awarded to Oudenaarde in Belgium during a ceremony in the town today. The prize, created by the Parliamentary Assembly in 1955, is awarded every year to a European town or territorial authority for its active promotion of the European ideal through activities such as twinnings, events or exchange visits.