Newropeans Grands Prix 2006
After the success of its three previous editions (see here), the next edition of the Newropeans Grands Prix will be organized once again in November 2006. More information will follow here soon. Since 2003, the Newropeans Grands Prix annually reward the actors (people or organisations) behind the democratisation of the EU.
These awards represent a double premiere in EU history in terms of European awards. They highlight the essential link between the European constructions and democracy under three different angles:
1- They reward European actors of this democratisation.
They underline the action of those who actively take part in the emergence of a united and democratic Europe - while other European awards focus exclusively on the contribution to the construction of a united Europe...with a complete black-out on citizens’ activities.
2- The winners are elected by representatives of the European civil society.
The “Grands Prix” are granted by a wide jury made of some 500 actors of the European civil society coming from 25 States: representatives from universities, schools, regions, cities, associations, foundations, media and companies, of different ages and professions. The elections take place by internet.
3- Democratisation is considered as a very concrete process involving European mobility, accessibility and conviviality.
EU democratisation is indeed envisaged like a complex phenomenon, largely exceeding the purely institutional or governmental level. For the Newropeans, as well as for their partners, it represents a real process including physical mobility across the continent, intellectual and financial accessibility to Europe and capacity of doing and living together among Europeans.
1- Awarding of a specific document symbolizing the Grand Prix at the Grand Prix Ceremony;
2- Information campaign throughout Europe via Newropeans, its network of partners, and the press;
3- Entry of the winners into the “Pantheon” of the Newropeans Grands Prix.
2005 : Newropeans Grands Prix 2005