The Award, whose attribution ceremony took place yesterday at the Palácio Galveias Library, “recognizes the local authorities that, on their own initiative or in conjunction with civil society, promoted initiatives of high merit and public interest”. In this first edition, 42 applications were presented in the five categories, whose winners were:
Differentiation, Innovation, Creativity: Cerveira-Tomiño — A Naturally Common and Truly European Space, Municipality of Vila Nova de Cerveira;
Shaping the Future on Living Memories and Experiences: Vilar Formoso Fronteira de Paz — Memorial to Refugees and Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Municipality of Almeida.
Picture: Delivery of Honourable Mention diplomas by Augusto Santos Silva (Minister of State and Foreign Affairs) to Vítor Aleixo (President of Loulé’s City Council) and António Carvalho (Director of the National Archaeology Museum, Associates Researcher at IHC and member of the project).