Three non-governmental organizations from Greece received the European Citizen Prize awarded each year by the European Parliament in Brussels.

It is the “Ark of the World”, active in the field of maternity and child protection and care, “HOPEgenesis”, which deals with the issue of birth rate decline in Greece and the Social Cooperative Society “Wind Revival”, which is active in the field of supporting and integrating particularly vulnerable refugees into society.

These NGOs were nominated for the prize by MEPs Dimitris Papadimoulis (Coalition of the Radical Left), Eliza Vozemberg (New Democracy) and Miltiadis Kyrkos (The River), respectively.

The European Citizen Prize was launched in 2008 and rewards citizens or organizations that promote better mutual understanding among EU citizens.

This year, a total of 50 awards were awarded to carriers and citizens from 26 member states of the Union.