Booklet 2010 with all winning articles and information on the finalists as well as juries.
In the second edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists 745 eligible articles were submitted by 438 journalists from all EU countries. The finalists were selected by the national juries. The EU jury came together on 28 October to choose the overall winner and the two runners-up. The winners were proclaimed at the award ceremony in Brussels on 30 November.
The winners of the 2010 edition are Gianluca Ferraris and Ilaria Molinari with "Stealing Hope " published in Panorama, Italy. Second place went to Lucie Hášová Truhelková with "Love Dwells in the Kidney " published in MF Plus, Czech Republic. The team of Kasper Krogh, Morten Crone, Line Holm Nielsen and Jesper Woldenhof with their article "The Great Failure " published in Berlingske Tidende, Denmark came third.
The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2010 was awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients' rights.
The Prize was part of the "Europe for patients" campaign, highlighting 11 health policy initiatives. All these are bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe.
The Prize rewarded journalists who have contributed in a significant way to help citizens understand health issues, and through their work reflect the thoughts and expectations of patients and health workers.
The Prize was awarded in the spirit of respect for media freedom and pluralism and in the context of the Commission's desire to improve communication between the European institutions and European citizens.
The Europe for Patients Campaign and the Journalist Prize are funded under the second community health programme 2008-13.