The City Council of Avilés has been chosen as a finalist for the award for best practice in regeneration of coastal cities, called this year by the Council of Europe (COE). Last April 26, in the meeting of the COE Parliamentary Assembly held in Strasbourg, the President of the COE, Jean-Claude Mignon, and the President of Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the same entity, Keith Whitmore, have announced the winners of this award. The awards ceremony will take place on 9 may (Europe day) in the British town of Blackpool.
The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation with 47 Member States, born in 1949 and aimed at promoting human rights and cultural diversity in Europe and combating social problems across a wide spectrum. The awards ceremony will take place on 9 may (Europe day) in the British town of Blackpool.
The prize for best practice in regeneration of coastal cities (where 48 experiences have applied) has been an initiative of the Association by the Local Government of Great Britain, and wants to recognize and disseminate the best examples in Europe in the improvement and development of coastal areas, at the local and regional levels. The programme has been included among the activities implemented under the British Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.