President of the NOE Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó had the honour to receive the European Citizen’s Prize given to the National Association of Large Families in Hungary, at the prize ceremony in the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on 21st September 2018. NOE has been involved in the field of families since 1987 and is member of COFACE for 2 years.
The prize is an important symbol of the more than 30 years of activity of NOE, which is thanking Kinga Gál and György Hölvényi, members of the European Parliament, who nominated them for the prize.
“It is a huge honour to receive the prize as an appreciation for the civil activity of NOE on a European level. We can now reap the harvest of the work, of all the invested energy and efforts in the past 30 years. Our effectiveness is recognized not only in Hungary but on international level as well. We shall serve families with unchanged intensity and humbleness in the future as well” – said Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó.
In 2008, the European Parliament introduced the European Citizen’s prize. It is intended to reward on annual basis individuals or groups who have particularly distinguished themselves in strengthening European integration by the expression of European cooperation, openness to others and practical involvement in the development of mutual understanding. It is awarded upon nominations of Members of European Parliament.