• The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe attends the 12th edition of the 'Carlos V European Award'

    On May 9th, Mr. Eladio Fernández-Galiano, Member of the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Head of Culture, Nature and Heritage Department (Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe) was invited to participate in the 12th edition of the "Carlos V European Award" at the Royal Monastery of Yuste (Spain),  chaired by the Spanish Royal Family.

    The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation established the ‘Carlos V European Award’ in order to reward the work of people, organisations, projects, or initiatives have contributed to the general knowledge and enhancement of Europe’s cultural, social, scientific, and historical values, as well as to the process of European construction and integration.

    This year the prize was awarded to the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Antonio Tajani, in recognition of a nearly 25-year political career dedicated to the EU and its institutions as guarantors of peace, democracy , human rights, equality, solidarity and the values ​​it represents.

    The ceremony was presided by His Majesty the King Felipe VI of Spain. Among other personalities, the President of the Junta d'Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara; the Ibero-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, and the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo; winners of the prize in previous editions and fifteen ambassadors from European and Ibero-American countries participated in the ceremony.

    In the picture: Eladio Fernández-Galiano, Member of the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Head of Culture, Nature and Heritage Department (Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe) with Felipe VI King of Spain.