North-South Prize 2016 recognises efforts towards migrants, refugees and democracy

-  The North South Center of the Council of Europe is pleased to announce that Ms Guisepina Nicolini, Mayor of the City of Lampedusa, and Ms Mbarka Brahmi, member of the Tunisian parliament have accepted the nomination of the jury of the North South Prize to be the recipients of the 2016 North South Prize of the Council of Europe.

With this decision, the jury is recognizing the relevant work of Ms Nicolini and the citizens of Lampedusa in favor of the migrant and refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea and looking for shelter in Southern Italy, as well as the role played by Ms Brahmi in the democratization process in Tunisia.

The award ceremony, which will take place in the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon in the first half of 2017, will be delivered by the President of the Portuguese Republic and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

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