Norwegian political scientist awarded Anna Lindh Prize

The Norwegian political scientist Helene Sjursen has been awarded the Prize established to honor the memory of former Swedish minister of foreign affairs, Anna Lindh. The prize of 20 000 euro is awarded to researchers whose publications have had a substatial impact on the European intellectual debate.
Helene Sjursen is a senior researcher at the Arena programme of the University of Oslo. She is awarded the prize for her research on the safety and foreign policies of the EU. The Arena programme focuses on the political integration processes of Europe and runs a EU programme on the conditions of democracy in Europe. The economic frameork of the programme is 50 million NOK.

The Anna Lindh prize is awarded for the first time this year. Three large foundations cooperate on the management of the prize: The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, The Volkswagen Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo.

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