European Citizens’ Prize 2015 first time in Lithuania
Assosiation „Lithuanian disability forum“ was awarded European Citizen’s Prize 2015. On 10 July, 2015 the national award ceremony took place at European Informational centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, where European Citizen’s medal was officially presented to Dovilė Juodkaitė, president of Lithuanian disability forum. The central ceremony for all the honoured 47 people from across the EU will be held in October 2015 in the Parliament in Brussels.
Since 2008 the Parliament awards the European Citizen’s Prize every year to 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, such as respect for human rights equality and nondiscrimination.