The presentation of the Lies van Urk prize in Emmen is this year on Thursday 6 October. Normally, the winner is announced on International Women’s Day (March 8), but due to corona, that ceremony was canceled earlier this year.
Women or groups of women who are eligible for the prize are committed to an initiative aimed at emancipation or participation within the municipality of Emmen. They can be nominated (or nominate themselves) until September 22 via [email protected]
Daughters Lies van Urk in the jury
After a pre-selection by the jury, three finalists are chosen. The initiatives are assessed on motivation, presentation and the extent to which they contribute to emancipation and participation. The prize consists of a trophy and an amount of 1000 euros.
This year, in addition to a representative of the municipality, the jury also includes two daughters of Lies van Urk: Eva and Annebeth.
Lies van Urk was the first female alderman in Emmen. She was a great champion of emancipation. In 1990 she died suddenly during a meeting in the town hall. The award has been established in her memory.
Awarded by alderman Guido Rink
The prize will be awarded on 6 October at 7.30 pm by alderman Guido Rink in the Bruggebouw of the town hall in Emmen.
Last year, the prize was also not awarded on International Women’s Day, when Humanitas won. And a year earlier, the organization of the prize – the 8 March Group Emmen – was crowned the winner.