Since 2008 the European Parliament awards the European Citizen’s Prize every year to reward citizens, groups, associations or organisations for projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation or promote mutual understanding within the EU.
The prize, which has symbolic value, is also intended to acknowledge the work of those who through their day-to-day activities promote European values. It is awarded to persons or groups on the basis of nominations from MEPs reviewed by the European Citizen’s Prize Chancellery in Brussels.
The European Citizen’s Prize Chancellery is renewed at the beginning of the European Parliament’s mandate and at midterm.
The composition of the new Chancellery was adopted by the European Parliament’s bureau last 13 March and includes:
Chancellor: Vice President Sylvie GUILLAUME
Vice Presidents Mr CZARNECKI, Mr TELIČKA, Ms GÁLL-PELCZ, Mr PAPADIMOULIS
the former EP Presidents Mr PÖTTERING and Mr BARON CRESPO, and
two eminent personalities: Mr Jean-Marc ROIRANT, President of Civil Society Europe and Mr Luis Alvarado MARTINEZ, President of the European Youth Forum.
For further information: the European Citizen’s Prize