EXCELLENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
”To reward individuals, organisations and institutions who have demonstrated through their work strong and visible commitment, outstanding achievement and active promotion of the Mediterranean ideals, as envisioned by the statutes and mission statement of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean”
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean will offer every year Awards to personalities from the political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, sport, journalism and artistic community who contribute through their action to establish bridges among the peoples of the region so as to foster understanding, mutual respect, socio-economic cooperation, political dialogue, confidence building and conflict solution.
Participation is open to any individual, institution and organization (including non-profit entities) in any of the member states of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.
Applications on the proper form are to be submitted to the respective national PAM parliamentary Delegation.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINEES
Deadline is 31 December of each year and completed application forms are to be addressed to the relevant national PAM parliamentary Delegation.
Validity of the application stands for several years, but the applicants, through their national PAM parliamentary Delegation, should provide the secretariat with an update on their “Mediterranean” activities by 31 December of each year.
THE PAM AWARD SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process begins at the national level, whereby the Secretariat of the parliamentary Delegation of PAM receives applications from those individuals, institutions or organisations that are interested in the PAM Award and then, in cooperation with the concerned parliamentary committees (e.g. culture, youth, sports, foreign affairs, university and scientific research, etc), evaluates the applications it receives. The applications that are retained are then transmitted, with recommendations, to the PAM Secretariat in Malta.
The second step of the process occurs within the 3rd Standing Committee of the PAM, where a special group will choose, from the candidatures received, the recipients of the PAM Award.
In view of the several recognized prizes being awarded by other established organizations, such as the “Fondazione Mediterraneo” in Naples (Italy) or the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in Lisbon (Portugal), it is important for PAM to cooperate with the institutions concerned in order to coordinate and boost the common aim of these awards.
It shall remain the prerogative of national delegations to the PAM to propose to the 3rd Standing Committee the direct nomination of individuals or institutions or organisations, having with their activities contributed in an outstanding manner to the objectives of the Assembly, for the awarding of the PAM Award. These nominations will have to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation describing the work carried out by the nominee.
For further Information contact:
The PAM Secretariat
St. George’s Road
St. Julians STJ 3207
Tel: +356 22 48 42 00
Fax: +356 22 48 42 15