MEP Awards 2016 – Shortlisted nominees for ICT POLICY announced!

The 2016 edition of the MEP Awards will take place in Brussels on 16 March 2016. PRACE is for the second time proud sponsor of the Award for ICT


Each year, The Parliament Magazine presents Awards to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who have made special efforts or achieved outstanding results in their portfolio(s). Each Award has a specific topic and is sponsored by an organisation (NGOs and international associations) that is active in that specific field or has a special interest in the topic.

For the 2016 MEP Awards (to be presented on 16 March 2016), PRACE will sponsor the Award on ICT Policy. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are critical to improving the competitiveness of EU industry and meeting the changing demands of its society and economy. This award recognises an MEP’s tireless work in modernising public services and advancing science and technology. This year three female MEP’s are nominated for the category ICT Policy which gives this Award an extra dimension for PRACE, as strong supporter of the “Women in HPC” movement.

The nominees shortlisted for the ICT Award are:

Angelika Niebler
, European People’s Party (EPP), Germany

Kaja Kallas
, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Estonia

Mady Delvaux
, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), Luxembourg

MEPs will now vote for their colleagues in the various categories, voting opened on 6 January 2016  and close on 29 January 2016.

See the entire shortlist here:

About the MEP Awards

Now in their 12th year, the Parliament Magazine’s ( annual MEP awards bring together members of the European parliament and EU stakeholders to celebrate the work and highlight the outstanding achievements of both new and returning MEPs.


The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-312763and from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 653838.

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