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Contest “Ciudadano Riojano Europeo” (European Citizen from La Rioja)

The Committee of the Regions and its member regions and local authorities are taking part in the 2013 European Year of Citizens! Spanish region of La Rioja is opening the way …

In the framework of the 2013 European Year, Europe Direct Information Centre in La Rioja has organised a contest called “Ciudadano Riojano Europeo” (European Citizen from La Rioja). Each month, the spotlights will be put on a person from La Rioja, who has shown a deep awareness of European values, worked for the EU institutions or participated in EU programmes…

Ana Maria and Raquel Perez Sainz, two sisters who own an apiarian farm, were the January winners. Last year, they were also the winners of the European Prize for the best innovative young Farmer.

Pilar Vidaurreta, a 67 years-old woman from Logroño was the February winner. Her dedication as European Volunteer has thus been recognised.

The event is taking place in the whole region of La Rioja and will last the whole year. At the end of 2013, a report about all the winners will be published and they will meet in an event as the perfect final for the European Year of Citizens.

Contact person: Marta Romo, Chief of the Office of La Rioja in Brussels -

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For questions related to the Year, contact

The team of the Year 2014

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