The 2018 Europe Prize awarded to Ivano-Frankivsk

The 2018 Europe Prize awarded to Ivano-Frankivsk

The Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk has received the 2018 Europe Prize, which is awarded to the city most active in promoting the European ideal.

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Michele Nicoletti announced this following the Assembly’s sitting on April 24, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“It is a great honor for me to announce the winner. This is Ivano-Frankivsk. We congratulate Ivano-Frankivsk. We thank this city for its cooperation with Europe and welcome our Ukrainian friends,” said Nicoletti.

This, year six cities contested for the Europe Prize. Created by PACE in 1955, the Europe Prize is the highest distinction that can be bestowed on a European town for its actions in the European domain. The prize consists of a trophy, a medal, a diploma and a scholarship to be spent on a study visit to European institutions for young people from the winning town.

Last year, the Europe Prize was awarded to Poland’s Lublin, and the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv received the prize in 2010.


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