Award for Good Administration

24 Jun: Award for Good Administration honours efforts to bring EU citizens home during COVID-19 pandemic

(Source: European Ombudsman)

The European Ombudsman Award for Good Administration 2021 honours the EU’s extraordinary efforts last year to help repatriate over a half million EU citizens stranded around the world due to the pandemic.

The joint winning projects were undertaken by staff in the Commission’s department for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The winners were announced by Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly during a digital ceremony in Brussels on Thursday, with President von der Leyen as keynote speaker.

“COVID-19 represented an unprecedented challenge – internally and externally – to the EU administration. …