28 February 2005
50th anniversary of the Europe prize - Stocktaking and outlook
Motion for a resolution
presented by Mr Lengagne and others
This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it
The 50th anniversary of the Europe Prize will be celebrated in 2005, and the Assembly may wish to mark the occasion with a commemorative ceremony. However, it would be appropriate to seize this opportunity to take stock of the fifty years for which the prize has existed and consider the prospects for the future.
To date, sixty towns have already been awarded the Europe Prize, 165 the plaque of honour, 1,009 the flag of honour and 550 a European diploma. The most recent reports submitted by applicant municipal authorities show that municipalities continue to appreciate these awards and willingly organise large-scale ceremonies to mark the event.
Each year the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs receives an ever-growing number of applications from towns in central and Eastern Europe.
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has moreover expressed an interest in the Europe Prize on a number of occasions.
The Parliamentary Assembly should consider means of making the Europe Prize better known, particularly in central and Eastern Europe, and see to what extent the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities could be involved in its management.
Signed (see overleaf)
LENGAGNE, Guy, France, SOC
AÇIKGÖZ, Ruhi, Turkey, EDG
ANNEMANS, Gerolf, Belgium, NR
CREMA, Giovanni, Italy, SOC
DEITTERT, Hubert, Germany, EPP/CD
DUPRAZ, John, Switzerland, LDR
FERNÁNDEZ AGUILAR, Adolfo, Spain, EPP/CD
FLYNN, Paul, United Kingdom, SOC
GRACHEV, Vladimir, Russia, EDG
GUBERT, Renzo, Italy, EPP/CD
ILAŞCU, Ilie, Romania, NR
JÄGER, Renate, Germany, SOC
KOLESNIKOV, Victor, Russia, EDG
KUŽVART, Miloš, Czech Republic, SOC
PRESEČNIK, Jakob, Slovenia, EPP/CD
SMIRNOVA, Svetlana, Russia, EDG
SUDARENKOV, Valeriy, Russia, SOC
TULAEV, Nikolay, Russia, EDG
TXUEKA, Iñaki, Spain, LDR
1 SOC: Socialist Group
EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party
LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers’ Group
EDG: European Democratic Group
UEL: Group of the Unified European Left
NR: not registered in a group