Awards Ceremony of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature

The 12 winning authors from the participating countries in 2017 were presented an award by Mr. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and by Mr. Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-Presient of the European Parliament, in the presence of Members of the European Parliament and public figures from the fields of culture, literature and politics.

Mr. Tibor Navracsics

Mr. Dimitrios Papadimoulis

Selected countries in 2017 were Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Serbia, Turkey, and United Kingdom.


The ceremony took place at Concert Noble, Rue d’Arlon 82, 1000 Bruxelles, on 23rd May in the evening and was followed by a cocktail party.

You can read the speech held during the evening by Commissioner Navracsics here.

All the pictures on this page are from Philippe Molitor, -