- The UfM was awarded the Badge of Honor from Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo (AEFE) in recognition of the dedication to the Universal Values and Human Rights in the UfM trajectory.
- AEFE seeks greater rapprochement and integration of all the nations, cultures and ethnic groups of Europe in order to establish stronger relations within European continent.
Barcelona, 12 March 2016. UfM received the prestigious Badge of Honor for the dedication to the Universal Values and Human Rights, during a ceremony hosted by Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo (AEFE) in Barcelona on 12th of March 2016.
The ceremony took place in Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain. UfM was represented by Amb. Yigit Alpogan, UfM deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development, who expressed his gratitude for the recognition to UfM efforts by such a distinguished entity as the AEFE.
UfM was awarded the Badge of Honor in recognition of the value of its work for the Universal Values and Human Rights in the Mediterranean region. Among other organisations who already received the recognition of AEFE are Spanish news agency EFE, Instituto Cervantes in New York and Nexe Fundació.
Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo was founded in 1991 in Barcelona, Spain along the lines and the spirit of the “Charter of Paris for a new Europe”, which was signed by the 32 European States and the United States and Canada, all of which are members of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
AEFE endeavours to unite all the individuals of good will, with broadminded humanity -regardless of their country, language, ethnic group, religion, beliefs, ideology,- who struggle to build a Europe that lives in peace, freedom, solidarity, and harmony, and who contribute to encourage and practice the values that bring us together.
The main goals are to contribute to a greater rapprochement and integration of all the nations, cultures and ethnic groups of Europe, encourage the mutual exchange and knowledge among these, their cultures and traditions and to promote, in Spain as well as throughout all the nations in Europe, the idea of “Europeanism” as a supranational value.