Vision for Europe Award

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The Vision for Europe Award is an honour that has been bestowed annually since 1995 by the non-profit Edmond Israel Foundation in "recognition of outstanding achievements in taking Europe into the future." [1]

The award is presented to the recipient in a ceremony at the Edmond Israel Foundation building in Luxembourg City. Luxembourg's best-known sculptor Lucien Wercollier designed the statue presented to the recipients.

The first Vision for Europe Award was given to Jacques Santer in 1995, the year he left his position as Prime Minister of Luxembourg to become President of the European Commission. The award honored his efforts to unite Europe into a single entity.


Year Image Choice Notes
1995 EPP 35th anniversary event (5876532612).jpg Jacques Santer at the time President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1996 Jean-Luc Dehaene 675 (cropped).jpg Jean-Luc Dehaene Prime Minister of Belgium
1997 Helmut Kohl (1989).jpg Helmut Kohl Chancellor of Germany
1998 Ioannes Claudius Juncker die 7 Martis 2014.jpg Jean-Claude Juncker Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1999 Wim Duisenberg.jpg Wim Duisenberg first president of the European Central Bank and formerly Minister of Finance for the Netherlands
2000 Goncz arpad.jpg Árpád Göncz President of Hungary
2001 Not awarded
2002 Guy Verhofstadt EP press conference 3.jpg Guy Verhofstadt Prime Minister of Belgium
2003 Javier Solana in the Parliament of Iran.jpg Javier Solana High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU) and former Secretary General of NATO.
2004 Not awarded
2005 Not awarded
2006 Angela Merkel - Juli 2010 - 3zu4 cropped.jpg Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
2007 Not awarded
2008 Jean-Claude Trichet1.jpg Jean-Claude Trichet President of the European Central Bank and former governor of the Banque de France
2016 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne.[2]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Vision for Europe Award 2016". Institute of International Relations. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 

External links[edit]

  • Vision for Europe website, [2]