European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence is intended to reward outstanding efforts towards promoting European citizenship, military ethics and European security and defence awareness. The prize was first awarded in 2011, under the High Patronage of the President of the European Council.
The prize is organised annually by the association “Civisme Défense Armées Nation” (CiDAN), together with the European Interparliamentary Security and Defence Association, and with the support of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The French Embassy in Berlin kindly hosts the Award Ceremony, in the framework of the Berlin Security Conference, organised by the leading German publisher ProPress.
In 2016, the principal partner is again the International Society for Military Ethics in Europe.
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to French 1901 law about Associations is non-lucrative.
It has been founded
in 1970 and primarily
intended to promote
the links between civilian
military defence, as well as economic
seeks today to promote all activities
contributing to social
cohesion and enhancing the "living
together" in the same country and continent.