Awards & Recognitions
PLAI Festival brings yet another award for Timişoara
The Civil Society Gala Awards is an annual event meant to honor, promote and award the activities of the non-profit sector of Romania. Through this annual competition the best projects developed by nongovernmental organizations, initiative groups, unions or natural persons are awarded, bringing forth extra visibility for the best civic initiatives.
At this year’s edition of The Civil Society Gala, which was the seventh, a record number of organizations and projects have been registered.
It is our pleasure to announce that the grand prize for the “Art and culture” section of the Civil Society Gala has been awarded to PLAI Festival. This is the second award that PLAI brings to Timisoara, after last year’s, when our Festival has been voted “The best project form Romania” and received The European Charlemagne Youth Prize.
We hereby thank everyone that has supported and helped us!
PLAI FESTIVAL 2008 – The Best Romanian Project
The European Parliament (ww.europarl.europa.eu) and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen (www.karlspreis.de) sets up a competition for youth from all the E.U. member states. This competition is concerned with E.U. integration and development, with regard to aspects of European identity. „The European Charlemagne Youth Prize” is awarded to projects that promote european and international understanding, favor the development of a common feeling of european identity and integration, representing models for young people that live in Europe, giving actual examples for life to europeans that live inside the same community.
It is our pleasure to announce that the award for the national phase of the european competition of Charlemagne Prize has been given to Asociatia Culturala Sunet Ambianta Timisoara – A.C.S.A.T., for PLAI Festival Project. PLAI Festival has, therefore, participated in the final phase of the competition, where it has represented Romania.
PLAI Festival intends to promote intercultural dialogue in a multicultural and artistic environment. PLAI Festival means culture without boundaries, sound without compromise, movement without restraint, exaltation without noise, and 2008 means the third round of this adventure.
Eurodeputy Nicolae Vlad Popa, who has been in the jury of the national phase of the competition: “I for one have complete faith that the romanian project will be among the winners, given its importance, through its numerous partnerships and because of the interest that it has shown to european unity through diversity by sharing and promoting cultural value.”