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Women of Europe Awards 2016

[Brussels 9 November 2016] Tired of hearing about the founding FATHERS of Europe? We are very happy to announce the launch of the Women of Europe Awards 2016, a new initiative by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby. The awards will be handed out to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. The role of women in the European project remains largely unrecognised, and the awards will highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.

For the first edition of the Award in December 2016, there are two prize categories:

  • Jury’s Award: Woman in Power: For women showing extraordinary leadership on a European level
  • Members’ Award: Woman in Action For women undertaking extraordinary actions at grass-root level in Europe

You can find all nominees here
A Jury composed of high-level stakeholders from the cultural, social, media and political sectors and the members of the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby will choose the two award receivers.

The composition of the jury is as follows:
Anna Diamantopoulou, President of the Greek think-tank To Diktio, former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Maria Arena MEP, Member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-Chief at EurActiv
Rick Zedník, Chief Executive Officer of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum
Eva Paunova MEP, EMI Vice-President
Pauline Mukanza, EWL Board Member

Award Party
The 2016 Award Party will take place in Brussels on 1 December 2016.

The evening will be hosted by Jacki Davis.

You can register here!

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