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Winners of the 2nd Edition of the EU-LAC Awards

2018-02-05

The second edition of the EU-LAC awards consisted of the two categories “Young Journalists" and "Citizens’ Initiatives” and received candidatures from 16 countries of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

The jury of the category “Young journalists” of the II EU-LAc awards was composed by Claudia Herrera-Pahl, Director of the digital version of the Deutsche Welle in Spanish and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, ex-Comissar of Foreign Affairs and Neighbourhood policy of the EU, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria and ex-President of the EU-LAC Foundation. The EU-LAC award for this category was granted to the following candidates: 

  • Cristina Belda Font - Spain (candidature of the European Union), with the article “The role of the EU-LAC Foundation as a platform to project the EU, Latin American and the Caribbean people-to-people ties into the future”.
  • Maria Claúdia Reis - Brazil (candidature of Latin America and the Caribbean), with the article “Tracking wires that connect us: the growing importance of ICT for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean bi-regional cooperation”.


The EU-LAC award for the Citizens’ Initiatives was dedicated to the CIVICS-project. The jury composed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL); Benita Ferrero-Waldner, ex-Comissar of Foreign Affairs and Neighbourhood policy of the EU, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria and ex-President of the EU-LAC Foundation and Jolita Butkeviciene, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO), considered as outstanding the project due to “being a space and an important methodology of expression, coordination and construction of citizenship that represented local solutions who can be diffused among both regions”.

The  second prize was awarded to the best-classified initiative of the other partner region (Latin America and the Caribbean) to the LA Network Foundation, with its headquarters in Colombia. 

For further information, please visit the EU-LAC Awards webpage