The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso today receives the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation’s Award for “Enhancing Mutual Understanding and Dialogue amongst Diverse People”. The Official Award Ceremony takes place on December 4th, at 7pm, in Vienna, as a closing event of the 3rd Center’s Annual Meeting.
The award, which will be presented by former President Bill Clinton, recognizes President Barroso’s “remarkable ability to foster positive global trends, his great contribution to the dissemination of values such as honesty, and transparency, as well as his active efforts in strengthening cooperation between diverse people and cultures”. “Through his vision, outstanding commitment and expertise he inspires the next generation of world leaders, change-makers and citizens”, the award statement says.
The Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation is a politically independent, international non-governmental organization. Its awards are granted every year to exceptional individuals to acknowledge their inspirational personality and outstanding commitment to promoting peace and cooperation amongst diverse people through their vision and leadership. Previous award recipients are General Wesley K. Clark in 2011 and President Bill Clinton in 2012.
The President’s acceptance speech will be available afterwards.