The fourth edition of the European Projects Awards aimed to highlight the work done by individuals who had a positive impact in the field of European Projects Development.
In the framework of Open Days 2014 – Festival of European Cities and Regions that took place in Brussels from 6 to 9 October, European Projects Association (EPA) in partnership with Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) organized on the 7th October 2014 the European Projects Awards Ceremony.
The event was hosted by the Member of the European Parliament Mr. Ivan Jakovčić and focused on European Union political strategies in South East Europe and practical aspects of local and regional development as immediate outcome of these strategies.
The debate was moderated by Katarina Sipic, Secretary General of European Projects Association, and joined by:
MEP Iskra MIHAYLOVA, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
MEP Ivan JAKOVČIĆ, Member of the Committee on Regional Development/Delegation to the EU-Albania SAPC, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
MEP Jozo RADOŠ, Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs/Delegation to the EU-Montenegro SAPC/Delegation for Relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
Mrs Anna Maria DARMANIN, Chair of the Single Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee, Malta
Mr Valter FLEGO, President of the Region of Istria, Croatia
Dr Peter KAISER, Governor of Carinthia, Austria
Mr Muhammad KOZADRA, Prime Minister of Sarajevo Kanton (represented in this occasion by Mr. Dino Elezović, Official Representative of Kanton Sarajevo in Brussels)
Mr Vassilis XENOS-GAVRIELIS, Director of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Amphictyony, Athens
Mrs Antonella VALMORBIDA, Secretary General of the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA)
The Awards Ceremony followed the conclusion of the debate and presented 12 Examples of Excellence financed by the European Commission, rewarding the personalities that contributed to the development of the European Union in the programming period 2007-2013.