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EU wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize: “This prize is for all EU citizens”

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to “transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.” Announcing its decision on Oct. 12, the Nobel Peace Prize committee stated: “The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy, and human rights in Europe.”

nobelEuropean Union Ambassador to the United States João Vale de Almeida said: “The Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the great achievements the EU has made in regional integration for peace. What started with six countries forming a Coal and Steel Community following World War II to help secure peace and stability has grown into a Union of 27 — soon to be 28 countries — working together. We are grateful for the indispensable support we have received from the United States over the years, and together with my fellow EU Member States Ambassadors here in Washington, D.C., I will continue to work closely with our American partners to promote peace, democracy, and prosperity around the world.”

In a joint statement, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said, ”It is a tremendous honor for the European Union to be awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.

“This prize is the strongest possible recognition of the deep political motives behind our Union: the unique effort by ever more European states to overcome war and divisions and to jointly shape a continent of peace and prosperity. It is a prize not just for the project and the institutions embodying a common interest, but for the 500 million citizens living in our Union.”

 

Congratulations to EUCE Faculty Affiliate Tom Oliver!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

EUCE Wisconsin Faculty Affiliate Thomas Oliver (Department of Population Health Sciences) is the recipient of a Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funding award. He and his collaborators, Ken Zakariasen (U Alberta) and Darren Shickle (U Leeds), will use this award to fund a conference series, “Putting New Paradigms Into Practice: Transatlantic Lessons in Population Health Improvement.” The award, which totals £15,000, is matched by funding from the UW-Madison EUCE, the UW-Madison Global Health Initiative, University of Leeds and University of Alberta.

» Read the press release.

EUCE Seattle Journalism Fellow wins international reporting award

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Liam Moriarty, recipient of the EU Northwest Journalism Fellowship from the EU Center of Excellence of Seattle has won second place in the prestigious RIAS Berlin Commission’s Excellence in Journalism competition.

More information about Moriarty’s work and award can be found via his home radio station, KPLU.  Congratulations!