On 26 November 2011, during the EUD Congress, Europe-Professional for the first time awarded the “Europe-Prizes”. Former EU Commissioner Günther Verheugen awarded Beatrice Weder di Mauro, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, the Europe-Lily for extraordinary pro-European political achievements. The Europe-Lily for civic engagement was awarded to Klaus and Roswitha Brausch, who have for many years been supporting schools for children with special needs both in Slovakia and in Germany. “Schüler Helfen Leben”, a German highschool students’ association supporting youth projects in the Balkan region, was awarded the Europe-Lily for European youth work. The negative-prize, the Europe-Thistle, was awarded to BILD, Germany’s most (in)famous tabloid newspaper.
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