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Launch of PACE Human Rights Prize: call for nominations

29/10/2008 | Prizes

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today called for nominations for an annual Human Rights Prize, which will reward "outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe".

Katowice receives 2008 Europe Prize during ceremony

15/09/2008 | Prizes

The Polish town of Katowice yesterday received the 2008 Europe Prize in a ceremony which took place during the town’s annual festival. A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chair of PACE’s Environment Committee Alan Meale (United Kingdom, SOC) and the Chair of its Europe Prize Sub-Committee Danuta Jazlowiecka (Poland, EPP/CD), presented the prize to Katowice’s Mayor Piotr Uszok at a ceremony attended by several hundred invited guests.

Katowice wins the 2008 Europe Prize

17/04/2008 | Prizes

The 2008 Europe Prize has been awarded to the Polish town of Katowice. The decision was taken unanimously by PACE's Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs meeting today in Strasbourg. This town in Upper Silesia, developed a very dense network of international contacts with municipalities in central, western and eastern Europe, the United States of America and China.

Norway’s Svalbard Museum wins 2008 Museum Prize

10/12/2007 | Prizes

The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2008 has been awarded to the Svalbard Museum in Longyearbyen, Norway. Located in Spitzbergen, the museum is the northernmost museum in the world, displaying Svalbard’s 400-year history and explaining the factors which help support life and activities in the Arctic. It also explores the close relationship between the land and the sea, and between natural and cultural history. The jury was impressed by the dynamic and holistic approach of the museum by its design, and by its key message of environmental awareness.

European Diploma award ceremony 2007: 24 municipalities on the list

04/10/2007 | Prizes

After an introductory speech by René van der Linden, PACE President, Walter Schmied, Chairperson of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs, together with Danuta Jazlowiecka, Vice-Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, today awarded the European Diploma 2007 to the mayors of the 24 prize-winning municipalities at a ceremony attended by some 100 participants. Mr. van der Linden welcomed the great interest shown in the award by the municipalities represented at the ceremony.

Nuremberg receives 2007 Europe Prize during ceremony

09/08/2007 | Prizes

A ceremony to award the 2007 Europe Prize to the German city of Nuremberg took place at the Tucher Mansion on Saturday 11 August 2007 during the city’s “twinning” festival. The prize rewards local and regional authorities for their active promotion of the European ideal. During the ceremony French Senator Guy Lengagne presented the Prize trophy to Nuremberg’s mayor Ulrich Maly.

Nuremberg wins the 2007 Europe Prize

01/06/2007 | Prizes

The 2007 Europe Prize has been awarded to the German town of Nuremberg in Germany. The decision was taken unanimously by PACE's Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs meeting today in Paris. This Bavarian town developed fourteen twinnings throughout the world, nine of them in Europe, supported by ten twinning committees but also by numerous associations and volunteers. Nuremberg’s International Relations Office, which co-ordinates all twinning activities, estimated that more than 55,000 people had been involved in more than 5,000 twinning activities since 1991.

Norwegian Nobel Committee to receive the 'European prize for Human Rights 2007'

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.

Geneva Museum of the Reformation wins 2007 Council of Europe Museum 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.

Award ceremony for the 2006 Europe Prize in the Hungarian town of Szeged

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.

Szeged in Hungary wins the 2006 Europe Prize

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".

Churchill Museum in London wins 2006 Council of Europe Museum Prize

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.