Yesterday 3rd May 2012, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, has launched the fourth EU Health Prize for Journalists!
The prize aims to stimulate and reward high-quality journalism that raises awareness of healthcare and patients’ rights issues. Participants must be nationals or residents of one of the 27 EU member States and aged 18 or over.
A maximum of 2 articles can be submitted per participant and team submissions are accepted as long as the team does not exceed 5 people. All articles must be in one of the official languages of the EU and have been originally published in either a print or online media outlet. The maximum length of the article should not exceed 20 000 characters (including spaces).
Journalists are invited to submit articles on:
Europe for Patients campaign. These are pharmaceuticals, cross-border healthcare, rare diseases, health workforce, patient safety, organ donation and transplantation, cancer, vaccination, prudent use of antibiotics, mental health, and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias;
Active and healthy ageing, in light of the European Year for active ageing and solidarity between generations 2012;
Special prize topic: Smoking cessation.
The winners will receive cash prizes of 6.000 € for first place, 2.500 € for second, 1.500 € for third and 3.000 € will be awarded to the winner of this year’s special prize. All national finalists will be invited to Brussels in autumn 2010 to participate in a media seminar on EU health issues.
The EU health prize for journalists and the Europe for Patients Campaign are funded under the Second Community Health Programme 2008-2013.
Further information about the rules and conditions, as well as information on how the winners are selected, or the deadline come when the competition’s website will be updated.