Sakharov Prize 2018
Event date: 20/09/2018
The European Parliament supports human rights through the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, established in 1988.
The prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations as well as supporting the laureates and their cause.
The winner is usually announced in October, and the award ceremony takes place in November/December at plenary sitting in Strasbourg.
Oleg Sentsov is the 2018 laureate of Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
The Sakharov Prize 2018 ceremony takes place in the hemicycle in Strasbourg.
The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group’s leaders) select the final laureate of the Sakharov Prize 2018 on 25 October, in Strasbourg.
Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs jointly with the Committee on Development and in cooperation with the Subcommittee on Human Rights, vote on a shortlist of 3 candidates for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2018
Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs jointly with the Committee on Development and the Subcommittee on Human Rights present the candidates for the Sakharov Prize 2018