The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011, which seeks to award high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients' rights, has been launched.
The Prize will reward journalists who have contributed in a significant way to help citizens understand health issues, and through their work reflect patients' and health workers' expectations and thoughts.
There will be a special prize for articles on "smoking cessation".
The Prize is part of the "Europe for patients" campaign, highlighting 12 health policy initiatives. All these are bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe.
The Prize will be awarded in the spirit of respect for media freedom and pluralism and in the context of the Commission's desire to improve communication between the European Institutions and the European citizens.
For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2011/index_en.htm