Estonian historian David Vseviov to receive European Citizen's Prize

Estonian historian and professor David Vseviov. (Siim Lõvi/ERR)
6/3/2016 11:27 AM
Source: BNS
Category: News

Eminent Estonian historian and professor Dr. David Vseviov is one of the 50 people to receive this year's European Citizen's Prize from the European Parliament for their contribution to European cooperation and the promotion of common values.

According to the European Parliament’s representation in Tallinn, Vseviov is to receive the award as an Estonian historian, educator and opinion later who has worked with great dedication for Europeans to remember and give meaning to Europe’s history.

Since 2008, the Parliament has awarded the European Citizen’s Prize every year to projects and initiatives facilitating cross-border cooperation or promoting mutual understanding within the EU. The prize is also intended to acknowledge the work of those who promote European values through their day-to-day lives.

Vseviov, who is a published author and was awarded the Estonian Order of the White Star, V class in 2001, among other distinctions, will receive his award in August at the Opinion Festival taking place in Paide. All laureates of the prize will also be invited to attend a special ceremony taking place in Brussels in the fall.

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