Women of Europe Awards | 2019

This is a private event, upon invitation only.

The Women of Europe Awards are jointly organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby, building upon the national awards of several National European Movement Councils.

This fourth annual edition of Women of Europe Awards, which will be held at BELvue Museum on Wednesday, 4 December, continues to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. While the role of women in the European project remains at times unrecognised, the awards highlight the contribution of women in promoting and advancing European issues, and to increase the presence and involvement of women in debates about Europe and its future.

See below the complete list of shortlisted candidates per category for the 2019 Women of Europe Awards :

Woman in Power | showing extraordinary political leadership in Europe
Mairead McGuinness First Vice President of the European Parliament
Laura Codruța Kövesi Chief EU Public Prosecutor Elect
Marija Pejčinović Burić Secretary-General of the Council of Europe

Woman in Action
 | undertaking extraordinary actions at grassroots level in Europe
Vicky Phelan A voice for women in medical malpractice
Gals4Gals Lodz / Lodzkie Dziewuchy Dziewuchom Polish Feminist Collective
Milena Kadieva Human Rights Lawyer

Woman in Business
 | advancing European integration with entrepreneurial spirit
Eleonora Azzaoui & Vera Günther Founders of Mimycri
Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland
Heli Kurjanen Founder of Lune Group LTD

Woman in Youth Activism
 | for women aged 15 to 30 strengthening the voice of young women in Europe
Síona Cahill Irish Youth Activist and Strident Feminist
Greta Thunberg Swedish Climate Change Activist
Johanna Nejedlová Co-Founder of KONSENT

The award ceremony will be moderated by journalist Méabh McMahon, Euronews (@Brusselsness) and attended by the winners, shortlisted and jury members as well our wider network consisting of civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and media. This years’ jury, chaired by Eva Maydell MEP, President of the European Movement International, includes representatives from politics, business, academia and civil society.

Read about this year’s shortlisted women here.

Read more about previous editions of the Women of Europe Awards here.

We encourage you to join the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #WomenofEurope. You can also follow the event partners @EMInternational, @EuropeanWomen, @METRO_Politics, @FTIConsulting, @bakermckenzie and @euronews.

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This event is upon invitation only.
Please note that invitations to the award ceremony are personal and non transferable. 


December 04, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8pm


BELvue Museum
Place des Palais 7
Brussels 1000
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Hannah Rickard