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EU Health Prize for Journalists

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About the EU Health Prize for Journalists

The EU Health Prize for Journalists is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and citizens' rights. Under the theme "Europe for Patients", the prize highlights EU health policy initiatives. They are all bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe.

The prize rewards 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 healthcare workers. It is 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 selection of the winners is a two-step procedure:
1) All the articles are read by national juries (one for each EU Member State). Each national jury selects one national nominee.
2) An EU jury selects one winner and two runners-up among the 28 national nominees.

The first prize was awarded in 2009. The winners of the past editions are:

The Journalist Prize is funded under the second Community Health Programme 2008-13.

More information (winning articles, photos and videos) on previous editions of the prize.

DG Health and Consumers

Last update: 09/06/2014 | Top