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Two Organisations from Germany Share the European Knowledge Award 2014

Berlin, 30.11.-0001

The European Knowledge Award 2014 went to the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Construction and Tourism of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany and to the Federal State Agency for Family and Civil Affairs of Germany. 

The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law granted this year’s European Knowledge Award 2014 to the representatives of two public administrations, both from Germany. A national administration and a federal-state administration are sharing the price for this year. The Federal Agency for Family and Civil Affairs received the first place carrying a 6.000-Euro-voucher for trainings. The second prize, worth 4.000 Euro in trainings, went to the federal-state Ministry for Economic Affairs, Construction and Tourism of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The Award has been given during the opening reception of the 9th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2014 under the patronage of Ms Danuta Hübner, MEP and Chair of the Regional Development Committee at the European Parliament. Mr. Christoph Brauner, Managing Director of the Academy presented the prize to the audience and to the winners at a special award-giving-ceremony at the end of the kick-off day of the symposium. The Academy awarded the two teams from the two administration bodies for their exceptional efforts in training measures on topics dealing with EU Funds. Representatives of both institutions accepted the prize deeply stirred.   The annual European Knowledge Award carries a value of 10.000 Euro in trainings. It has been split for the first time since this year it has been impossible to determine only one winner – both of the awarded organisations have been very close behind one another in their efforts to educate their staff members. The Award has been given for the fourth time this year. Its aim is to encourage the endeavour of the participating institutions from the EU Member States in training their employees in order to achieve a high level of proficiency. Prior to Germany, Bulgaria, Poland and Lithuania received the Award. About the 9th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2014: At the 9th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2014 under the patronage of Danuta Hübner, MEP and Chair of the Regional Development Committee at the European Parliament (10th – 12th March 2014) nearly 400 attendees from all European countries debated on the future challenges in the new funding period. The special focus lied on how to manage the change with the new programming period 2014-2020.