The Parliament Magazine’s MEP awards were established to recognise deputies who have contributed significantly to the legislative, supervisory or budgetary role of the European Parliament through their parliamentary activities. In choosing the recipients of the MEP awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the European Project and their national constituencies. We are often told by stakeholders and members of the public that they want to see the Parliament Magazine’s MEP awards recognise those deputies that have helped change European society for the better, deputies whose challenges and triumphs are demonstrated in their actions, experiences and life journeys. MEPs that have taken risks, put in the time and effort and have had a positive impact on politics, policy and people.
“Every year I’m humbled by the enormous efforts that our MEPs put into making Europe, and the world a better place. They aren’t perfect, they are just people like you and I, but they work hard to make a difference, and that should be recognised.”
Parliament Magazine Managing editor Brian Johnson.