North-South Prize of the Council of Europe 

Prix Nord Sud
The North-South Prize is awarded each year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity.

The candidates, preferably a man and a woman, must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defence of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of global interdependence and solidarity. Despite the variety of nationalities and fields of action of those that have received the Prize since its creation they all have in common a strong commitment to the promotion of North-South partnership.

The 2015 Laureates

Lora PappaMs Lora Pappa  is the founder of METAdrasi, Action for Migration and Development. Through the creation of METAdrasi, Ms. Pappa aimed to address long standing gaps in the area of refugee protection and migration management in Greece. METAdrasiís main focus has been primarily community interpretation and the care for unaccompanied minors.

METAdrasi and Ms Pappa personally, have always based their work on the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, developing specialist training methods, recruiting dedicated and committed staff, bringing pioneering methods and approaches benefitting refugees and vulnerable groups in multiple ways. Biography
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Joaquim ChissanoChairperson of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, an organisation that promotes peace, social and economic development and culture in Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano has campaigned for peace in the African continent through his work as an envoy and peace negotiator for the United Nations. He has received the highest awards from many countries and has received several prizes, including the Chatham House in 2006 and the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in 2007.

He is the founding member of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and played a fundamental role in the 1974 negotiations on the independence of Mozambique, between FRELIMO and the Portuguese Government.
Speech (Portuguese only)


Award Ceremony North-South Prize 2015

Call for nominations for 2016


Previous Laureates

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