30 March
Docks Dome, Brussels
The European Union's Most Prestigious Political Awards Ceremony

The MEP Awards are an annual highlight in the Brussels calendar.

Now in its 18th year, The Parliament Magazine's annual MEP Awards brings together Members of the European Parliament and EU stakeholders to highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievements of MEPs.

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Alice Stollmeyer

Executive Director of Defend Democracy and EU influencer

Alice Stollmeyer is the founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy, an independent NGO working transatlantically. She works on issues related to democracy, security, technology and geopolitics, and has initiated monthly networking events for democracy defenders across the world.

With a background in philosophy and social studies of science, technology and society, in 2012 Alice founded her own consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications and digital advocacy. Alice has been ranked a top digital EU influencer ever since (#1 female digital EU influencer 2019 and 2020).

Brian Johnson

Managing Editor, the Parliament Magazine

Brian Johnson has been writing about EU politics for almost two decades. He began his journalistic career in Scotland before establishing the Dods Group office in Brussels. He launched the Parliament Magazine's flagship annual MEP awards, now in their 18th year, and successfully reoriented the magazine from a purely traditional print model to one that encompasses a multi-platform, digital approach.

Gardenia Trezzini

Editor, Euronews

Gardenia Trezzini is Editor-in-Chief for European Affairs at Euronews and the Head of Brussels bureau since 2019.

Previously Editor-in-chief News at Euronews' HQ in Lyon when she was responsible for overall editorial policy and coverage of events for the 24/7 news coverage in 12 languages.

Before joining Euronews, Gardenia worked for RAI, the Italian public broadcaster, reporting for several current affairs and lifestyle programmes.

@gardenews @euronews

Michiel van Hulten

Director of Transparency International EU

Michiel is Director of Transparency International EU, the Brussels office of the global movement against corruption. He is a former official, politician and consultant with over 20 years' experience of EU policy, campaigns and communications. From 1999 to 2004 he was a Member of the European Parliament. Throughout his career, Michiel has specialised in issues around democracy, transparency, accountability and citizenship.

Silja Markkula

President, European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. They represent over 100 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe. Silja, as President, is devoted to advancing youth rights, and has for the past few years put her time and energy into supporting European youth organisations in engaging with various human rights processes. Since she was 11 years old, she has been active in the Guides and Scout movement and various Finnish youth organisations and has a background in the Finnish National Youth Council - Allianssi.

THE PARLIAMENT MAGAZINE’S MEP AWARDS 2022 WILL BE THE MOST INCLUSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE EVER WITH:

Categories

For contributions to and accomplishments in driving Europe's agricultural revolution, supporting fisheries and defending food standards.

For contributions to and accomplishments in protecting the rights of consumers.

For contributions to and accomplishments in Diversity, inclusion and social impact.

For contributions to and accomplishments in Digital strategy and the single market.

For contributions to and accomplishments in supporting Europe's economic recovery and development.

For contributions to and accomplishments in the energy sector, promoting research and innovation and supporting the green transition.

For contributions to and accomplishments in cultivating sustainability, building the circular economy and protecting the environment.

For contributions to and accomplishments in Europe's health and wellbeing sector.

For contributions to and accomplishments in fostering sustainable mobility, investing in infrastructure and supporting Europe's tourism industry.

For contributions to and accomplishments in fighting for justice, defending the rule of law and protecting human rights.

Awarded to a younger Member of the European Parliament recognised best for their leadership and policymaking acumen.

For contributions to Europe's Covid-19 response, recovery from the pandemic and resilience-building.

For contributions to and accomplishments in public service.

For contributions in support of Europe's security and defence policy.

Awarded to the Accredited parliamentary assistant (APA) who has gone above and beyond in their duties.

For a deputy whose work has created opportunities for jobs, a more sustainable society, improved quality of life, and engaged in activities that support innovation for the future of the EU.

Timeline
Timeline of the event:3 November 2021 - Nominations Open, 4 January 2022 - Entry Deadline, 20 February 2022 - Shortlist announced, 30 March 2022 - MEP Awards Ceremony
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2020 Winners

The Best Social Media User Award

ANNA JÚLIA DONÁTH

The Environment Award

BAS EICKHOUT

The Best Assistant Award

CARMEN DINU

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Award

DITA CHARANZOVÁ

The Economic & Monetary Affairs, Taxation & Budget Award

ERNEST URTASUN

The Best Newcomer Award

EVIN INCIR

The Energy Award

HENNA VIRKKUNEN

The Food Safety Award

IRÈNE TOLLERET

The Outstanding Achievement Award

JERZY BUZEK

The International Trade Award

KATHLEEN VAN BREMPT

The Transport & Tourism Award

MARIAN-JEAN MARINESCU

The Digital Single Market Award

MARTINA DLABAJOVÁ

The Agriculture, Rural Development & Fisheries Award

NICLAS HERBST

The Justice & Gender Equality Award

PETRA DE SUTTER

The Employment, Social Affairs & Regions Award

ROMANA TOMC

The Health Award

SARA CERDAS

The Industry, Research & Innovation Award

SEÁN KELLY

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“I would like to thank the Parliament Magazine for my Award. It is an honour to receive it and gives energy to continue the work.”

– Evin Encir, MEP

“APEAL has supported the Environment category at the MEP Awards for 4 years now. It’s vital to recognise the MEPs who strive towards sustainable solutions – but also an enjoyable event celebrating many different fields of expertise”

– APEAL