Women of Europe Awards | 2019
The Women of Europe Awards are jointly organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby, building upon the national awards of several National European Movement Councils.
This fourth annual edition of Women of Europe Awards, which was held at BELvue Museum on Wednesday, 4 December, continued to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. While the role of women in the European project remains at times unrecognised, the awards highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.
More photos of the ceremony are available here.
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See below the complete list of winners for the 2019 Women of Europe Awards :
Woman in Power | showing extraordinary political leadership in Europe
Laura Codruța Kövesi Chief EU Public Prosecutor Elect
Shortlisted Mairead McGuinness – First Vice President of the European Parliament & Marija Pejčinović Burić – Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Woman in Action | undertaking extraordinary actions at grassroots level in Europe
Milena Kadieva Human Rights Lawyer
Shortlisted Vicky Phelan – A voice for women in medical malpractice & Gals4Gals Lodz / Lodzkie Dziewuchy Dziewuchom – Polish Feminist Collective
Woman in Business | advancing European integration with entrepreneurial spirit
Eleonora Azzaoui & Vera Günther Founders of Mimycri
Shortlisted Helen Dixon – Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland & Heli Kurjanen – Founder of Lune Group LTD.
Woman in Youth Activism | for women aged 15 to 30 strengthening the voice of young women in Europe
Johanna Nejedlová Co-Founder of KONSENT
Shortlisted Síona Cahill – Irish Youth Activist and Strident Feminist & Greta Thunberg – Swedish Climate Change Activist
The award ceremony was moderated by journalist Méabh McMahon, Euronews (@Brusselsness) and attended by the winners, shortlisted and jury members as well our wider network consisting of civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and media. The jury was chaired by Eva Maydell MEP, President of the European Movement International, includes representatives from politics, business, academia and civil society.
Read about our shortlisted nominees here.
We encourage you to continue the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #WomenofEurope. You can also follow the 2019 event partners @EMInternational, @EuropeanWomen, @METRO_Politics, @FTIConsulting, @bakermckenzie and @euronews.
Read more about previous editions of the Women of Europe Awards here.