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The Brückepreis (Bridge prize) is an international prize given annually to a person who contributed by a life's work to better understanding between peoples (Völkerverständigung, Cultural diplomacy) in Europe. It is given annually, beginning in 1993, by the town of Görlitz/Zgorzelec. The Europastadt [de] (Town of Europe) lies in both Germany and Poland, connected by a bridge across the Neisse, and not far from the Czech Republic. The bridge appears in the prize name also for building bridges among people and nations, as Norbert Lammert, the president of the Bundestag, expressed in his laudatio for Arvo Pärt in 2007.[1] The official name is Internationaler Brückepreis der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec. The prize money is 2,500 Euro. The prize is managed by an association, Gesellschaft zur Verleihung des Internationalen Brückepreises der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec.

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  1. ^ a b Lammert, Norbert (9 November 2007). "Rede des Bundestagspräsidenten Dr. Norbert Lammert anlässlich der Verleihung des Internationalen Brückepreises der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec an den estnischen Komponisten Arvo Pärt am 9. November 2007 in Görlitz" (in German). Bundestag. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ Görlitzer Anzeiger, August 2013
  3. ^ "Internationaler Brückepreis geht an: 2014 - Dr. Jean-Claude Juncker". Verein zur Förderung des Internationalen Brückepreises der Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec e.V. (in German). 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2015-03-02.

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