Awarding European Citizen's prize 2013: - extracts from the ceremony in presence of Martin SCHULZ, EP President EPRef94654 // European Parliament, Brussels, Yehudi Menuhin

Type: News   Reference: 94654   Duration: 00:04:38  Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 16/10/2013   First transmission: 16/10/2013
The 43 winners of the European Citizen's Prize 2013 attended an official event in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday at the European Parliament, where they met its President Martin Schulz. They had already received medals of Honor in their own countries. European Parliament President Martin Schulz told the winners: "The Citizen's Prize is exceptionally important for the European Parliament and EU citizens. You men and women represent the best, which is what we need in the European Union more than anything else. Cross-border cooperation is the best solution to our problems. There are growing numbers of voters voting for parties which want to destroy the EU project. You are the real heroes in the fight for EU integration." Since 2008, the prize has been awarded to citizens or organizations who have contributed to promoting better mutual understanding and closer integration among citizens or to facilitating cross-border or transnational cooperation within the EU. After the award ceremony, this year's oldest winner, Mr. Boris Pahor, a Slovenian writer who celebrates his 100th birthday this year, gave a short speech.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Cutaway, "European Citizen's Prize 2013" 00:00:02
00:00:12 Cutways on the European Citizen's Prize 2013 Awardees (5 shots) 00:00:17
00:00:29 Cutaways " European Citizens Prize awards boards" (3 shots) 00:00:09
00:00:38 ECP laureates (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:00:44 Cutaways " European Citizens Prize awards boards" (3 shots) 00:00:11
00:00:55 Boris Pahor , Writer from Slovenia, the eldest laureate, (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:01:02 Viviane Teiltelbaum, laureate from Belgium 00:00:04
00:01:06 Martin Schulz, EP President greets Boris Pahor 00:00:04
00:01:10 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President," You represent the best we need in the EU for the time being, more than anything else." 00:00:10
00:01:20 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President," The conviction that this idea , this wonderful idea, this cross border, this trans national cooperation between countries and nations is the best solution for the challenges of the 21st Century." 00:00:14
00:01:34 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President, "There is an increasing number of parties, of movement, of voters voting for parties who want to destroy the project." 00:00:11
00:01:45 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President, " and therefore you, those men and women, the young and the older ones, the organizations represented by you who are committed to defend their idea even to strengthen the idea, you are for the time being the real heroes in the fight for European integration." 00:00:20
00:02:05 Cutaway 00:00:03
00:02:08 Extarcts of the Award Prize Ceremony (13 shots) 00:00:42
00:02:50 SOUNDBITE (French) Boris PAHOR, Slovenian writer, the eldest laureate of the European Citizen's Prize 2013, " I introduce myself as a survivor of the concentration camps.... a political (prisoner) representative of the so called red triangle, of Dachau, Buchenwald, Strutof, Mathausen, Bergen Belsen, many camps were political prisoners were deported and often forgotten." 00:00:33
00:03:23 SOUNDBITE (French) Boris PAHOR, Slovenian writer, the eldest laureate of the European Citizen's Prize 2013, " I hope we are immune against dictatorships, I hope so, but who knows what the future hold?" 00:00:10
00:03:33 SOUNDBITE (French) Boris PAHOR, Slovenian writer, the eldest laureate of the European Citizen's Prize 2013," THE WOMAN IN Today's Europe has a duty to change Europe, because she feels more, she has a greater sensitivity than man." 00:00:13
00:03:46 SOUNDBITE (French) Boris PAHOR, Slovenian writer, the eldest laureate of the European Citizen's Prize 2013,"We should have in Europe a Council on Ethics, this is my proposal today, not only on my behalf but on behalf of all those who died in the 20th Century. Try to find a way for this Council of Ethics to be responsible at least for the youth." 00:00:32
00:04:18 Applause 00:00:07
00:04:25 Family picture (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:04:38 END 00:00:00
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