North-South Prize of the Council of Europe 


Prix Nord Sud Call for nominations 2017 -  deadline 15 September 2017

We invite you to propose nominees for the North-South Prize 2017 in the following areas: defence and promotion of human rights and pluralist democracy, development of intercultural dialogue and reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity. The North-South Prize distinguishes each year two personalities, one from the north, the other from the south, who have excelled in their commitment to human rights, democracy and rule of law, contributing to the north-south dialogue and interdependence.

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 2016 Laureates

 Ms Giuseppina Nicolini
- Mayor of  the City of Lampedusa

Ms Mbarka Brahmi- Member of  the Tunisian Parliament

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