Waves of Congratulations to APAV for The Gulbenkian Cohesion Award

24 Jul, 2019

We are happy and proud to see our member, The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV), being awarded the Gulbenkian Prize in the area of Cohesion in 2019 for its work in the area of violence against vulnerable groups.

The Prize was presented to the President of APAV João Lázaro by Isabel Mota, the President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

With this Prize, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is bringing the world’s attention to the rights of millions of victims of crimes around the world, and particularly in Portugal.

The award acknowledges the outstanding, nearly three-decade work of APAV with and for the victims of crime and violence.

Our heartfelt congratulations to APAV’s team with this important achievement!


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The Gulbenkian Cohesion Award is an incentive to continue APAV’s mission: as an innovative project in Portuguese society, at the service to the country, development and social cohesion, support those who are victims of crime and promote the defense of victims’ rights.
The Gulbenkian Cohesion Prize was worth € 50.000 and was delivered on July 19, the day the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation honoured its Founder (20 July marked his death), in a series of ceremonies that culminated in the delivery of the Gulbenkian Prizes.