Award ceremony: European Citizen’s Prize 2020 and 2021

The winners of the 2020 and 2021 Citizen’s Prize received their awards in a ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels on 9 November.

European Citizen's Prize 2020 and 2021
Award ceremony for the European Citizen's Prize 2020 and 2021

Awarded by the European Parliament since 2008, the European Citizen’s Prize recognises initiatives showing solidarity, European cooperation and the promotion of common values.


"Our winners might not be celebrities, might not be people with millions of followers on social media," said Dita Charanzová, MEP and Chancellor of the European Citizen’s Prize, "but each winner is proof that real heroes can be any ordinary person who cares enough to do something extraordinary."


Who can be nominated


Any EU citizen can nominate a person or an organisation. The prize goes to projects that encourage closer integration between EU citizens, facilitate cross-border cooperation and promote the European spirit and values.


The winners


This year the award ceremony was exceptional as it featured winners from 2020 as well as 2021. Find out more about them:



European Citizen's Prize 2020
European Citizen's Prize 2020 winners
European Citizen's Prize 2021
European Citizen's Prize 2021 winners