The European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence



The European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence is intended to reward outstanding efforts towards promoting European citizenship, 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 Behörden Spiegel.

In 2019, the timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 4th March : Call for applications
  • Sunday  1st September : Deadline for applications
  • Mid September :  Meeting of the Jury
  • 26/27 November : Award ceremony during the Berlin                                                                                    Security Conference.

The call for application, the file to fill and the rules are on the specific pages of this website. If you have any question write to : euro-award@cidan.org


In 2018 the jury met in Paris on 30 October and the award ceremony took place on 27November during the Berlin Security Conference

You can see the winners at the address : https://cidan.org/winners/

Each of them, in addition to the Prize, has received the Medal of the President of the French Republic