It was an unexpected surprise for Boroume when the European Parliament informed them that it was chosen, together with PRAKSIS and Mrs. Aikaterini Panagopoulou, for the 2017 European Citizens’ Prize.

The European Citizens’ Prize is awarded annually by the European Parliament to individuals, groups of individuals or organizations whose actions:

  • promote mutual understanding among European citizens as well as European cooperation,
  • promote the empowerment of the European spirit through long-term, transnational and cross-border cultural partnerships,
  • related to the theme of the current European Year, or
  • promote in practice the principles and values of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Each MEP has the right to nominate a person, group or organization for the Prize, and the 50 winners are decided by a Selection Committee composed of MEPs from different countries. “Mporoume” was proposed by Mr Miltiadis Kyrko, MEP with “Potami”.

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