One Step Closer to Izmir Europe Award

Izmir Is One Step Closer To The European Award
One Step Closer to Izmir Europe Award

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerIn line with the "world city Izmir" goal of , the first good news came about the application made for the European Award on January 15th. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe announced that five European cities, along with İzmir, have been shortlisted for the 2022 European Prize. The city that wins the award will be determined on April 26.

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerWork accelerated in line with the "world city Izmir" target of . Good news reached Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which applied for the European Award on January 15th. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe announced that, along with İzmir, five European cities: Bamberg and Ingolstadt from Germany, Palanga from Lithuania, Bolesławiec from Poland and Ternopil from Ukraine have been shortlisted for the 2022 European Prize. The city that wins the award will be determined at the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 26 April.

Soyer: “It deserves to receive this award”

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer“İzmir deserves to receive this award with its local government understanding and services it has developed within the framework of sustainable development goals, as well as its international initiatives and activities it has deepened in every field.” Emphasizing that Izmir has started to break its shell, Soyer said, “Izmir's international visibility is increasing day by day. We will continue to work with all our strength to ensure that İzmir regains its historical identity.”

İzmir received the Flag of Honor and Plaque of Honor

The European Prize, given since 1955, is defined as the highest level award that not only provides the most important tool for the development of relations between all citizens of Europe, but also promotes European ideals. The international visibility of the award-winning cities and their communication with other municipalities are increasing.

The European Prize is awarded to one or two municipalities each year from among the applicants who have previously won the Flag of Honor and the Plaque of Honor. İzmir, which was deemed worthy of the "Flag of Honor" in 1970 and the "Plaque of Honor" in 2014, applied for the European Award on January 15, 2022, thanks to its membership in international organizations, collaborations with cities abroad, project partnerships and international activities.

Municipalities receiving the European Award:

Corciano (Italy) and Sighişoara (Romania) in 2012, Altötting (Germany), Tata (Hungary) in 2013, Slupsk (Poland) in 2014, Dresden (Germany), Vara (Sweden) in 2015, Girona (Spain), Lublin (Poland) in 2016, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) in 2017, Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain) in 2018, Amilly (France) in 2019, Khmelnitski (Ukraine) in 2020 Europe He won the award.

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