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MEP Awards 2015 – Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced!

Marjolein Oorsprong

The 2015 edition of the MEP Awards will take place in Brussels on 18 March 2015. PRACE is proud sponsor of the Award for ICT.


Each year, The Parliament Magazine presents Awards to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who have made special efforts or achieved outstanding results in their portfolio(s). Each Award has a specific topic and is sponsored by an organisation (NGOs and international associations) that is active in that specific field or has a special interest in the topic.


For the 2015 MEP Awards (to be presented on 18 March 2015), PRACE will sponsor the new Award on ICT. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are critical to improving the competitiveness of EU industry and meeting the changing demands of its society and economy. This award recognises an MEP's tireless work in modernising public services and advancing science and technology.


Nominations opened on 1 December 2014 and closed on 15 January 2015. The nominees shortlisted for the ICT Award are:


  • Julia Reda - Greens/EFA, Germany


  • Paul Rübig - EPP, Austria


  • Pilar del Castillo Vera - EPP, Spain


MEPs will now vote for their colleagues in the various categories, voting will open on 2 February and close on 23 February.

See the entire shortlist here:


About the MEP Awards

Now in their 11th year, the Parliament Magazine's ( annual MEP awards bring together members of the European parliament and EU stakeholders to celebrate the work and highlight the outstanding achievements of both new and returning MEPs.



The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-312763. For more information, see


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