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The Sakharov Prize honours exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression. The prize is awarded annually by the European Parliament. Like Andrei Sakharov himself, all the winners of the prize have shown how much courage it takes to defend human rights and freedom of expression.
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Latest News

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MEPs return to Brussels on 30th September for Public hearings of Commissioners-designate and committee meetings. To do the preparatory work for Parliament’s sessions MEPs meet in specialised standing committees each with 24 to 76 MEPs. The political make-up of committees reflects that of the Parliament. They draw up, amend and adopt legislative proposals and own-initiative reports. They also consider Commission and Council proposals and draw up reports to be presented to the plenary assembly.
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Sakharov Prizew Nominees Announced
They have different backgrounds - rapper, gynaecologist, religious leader, journalist – but they all share a commitment to defending human rights. The nominations for the Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought are:
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European Parliament President Martin Schulz signs the EU–Ukraine agreement
The signing of agreements is rarely accompanied by applause, shouting and the flashing of victory signs, but this one was years in the making and responsible for a major change in European affairs.
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The European Parliament is a political institution where different ideas on issues are hotly contested. Political groups play an essential role in this clash of ideas, as they bring together like-minded representatives from across Europe, giving them a voice in the decision-making process.
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Education Resources

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EUROSCOLA brings together about 600 students from all over the European Union for a day in Strasbourg discussing aspects of European integration, in multilingual working groups of 100 students. It is open to students aged 16-18.
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A series of three free 90-minute CPD sessions for teachers and head teachers to update subject knowledge about the EU, get free resources and speak to MEPs.

London - Peterborough - Glasgow
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Free education sessions at Europe House. Specially designed to be interactive, politically neutral and suitable for for 11-18 year olds at schools and colleges, including those studying for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications. They are completely free of charge.
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