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Europeans of the Year

Several Institutions award a "European(s) of the Year" award.


  • The Award by Readers Digest Magazine 1
  • The Award by European Voice 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

The Award by Readers Digest Magazine

Since 1996 the editors in chief of the European editions of Readers Digest magazine award the "European of the Year award" to individuals who best embody the traditions and values of Europe.

  • 1996: Pater Imre Kozma, chairman of the Hungarian Malteser Caritas-Service.
  • 1998: Der British Solo-Skipper Pete Goss, who saved his French friend Raphael Dinelli during a competition.
  • 1999: The Danish Inge Genefke, for her commitment to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture victims.
  • 2006: Ayaan Hirsi Ali who supports Muslim Women who are confronted my regious fanatics.
  • 2010: Iana Matei for her commitment against forced prostitution in her home country Romania.
  • 2011: The doctor Monika Hauser for her global support for victims of sexual assaults in war-zones.[1]
  • 2013:

The Award by European Voice

The Europeans of the Year award was established in 2001 by NGOs, campaigners and European citizens. Following a public poll, the results of which are announced at a gala dinner, the winners in different categories receive the "Europeans of the Year" awards.

Year Winner Comment
2001 Bono U2 lead singer.
2002 Marco Cappato Italian MEP
2003 Eddie Fenech Adami prime minister of Malta
2004 Recep Tayyip Erdogan prime minister of Turkey
2005 Jean-Claude Juncker prime minister of Luxembourg
2006 José Manuel Barroso European commission president
2007 Valdas Adamkus president of Lithuania
2008 Meglena Kuneva European commissioner for consumer protection
2010 Kristalina Georgieva European Commissioner for international co-operation, humanitarian aid and crisis response


  1. ^ Monika Hauser ist „Europäerin des Jahres 2011“. In: vom 13. Januar 2011
  2. ^ Stimme des Volkes: Thomas Minder ist der Europäer des Jahres 2014. In: vom 21. Januar 2014
  3. ^ 1000 Milliarden Bäume für unsere Zukunft: Das Magazin Reader's Digest zeichnet den 17-jährigen Zukunfts-Aktivisten Felix Finkbeiner als "Europäer des Jahres 2015" aus In: vom 20. Januar 2015

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  • The Europeans of the Year
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