COJEP AWARDS 2007 – 2020
The Cojep was created in 1985 and has its headquarters today in Strasbourg. Our NGO has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, UNESCO (NGO Liaison Committee), the Council of Europe (Conference of INGOs), the OECD and is accredited by the European Parliament and the OSCE. In addition, we have coordinations in Asia, Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and the United States.
We have gained experience over time. Today, Cojep works for humanitarian values. We have demonstrated to international organizations the importance of our role (the role of the civil society) in the development, strengthening peace, justice, rights, freedoms and democracy.
Our NGO has proven itself in these fields by becoming an accredited and respected organization by the international community.
The COJEP Awards Ceremony is a major annual event. Our aim is to reward important personalities in the struggle for justice and freedom. Since 2007, personalities from the political, artistic, sporting, intellectual world or from civil society have received this prize.
In 2009, the Special Prize was awarded to Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. But also, Joseph Daul, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Minister Philippe Richert, PACE Former President Mevlüt Cavusoglu, MEP Emine Bozkurt, Kamel Meziti, Abdal Malik, Lilian Thuram, Cyril Ritchie, Jean-Marie Heydt, Mevlut Erdinç, Mireille Fanon Mendès France, Doudou Diène, Gabriella Battaini (Deputy to the General Secretary of the Council of Europe), Ambassador Ömür Orhun, Bashy Quraishy, Mouloud Aounit or Rokhaya Diallo were among the winners for their courage and exemplary nature.
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