16th Call for the Carlos V European Award

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation established the ‘Carlos V European Award’ in order to reward the work of people, organisations, projects, or initiatives which through their efforts and dedication have contributed to the general knowledge and enhancement of Europe’s cultural, social, scientific, and historical values, as well as to the process of European construction and integration, having awarded and delivered the fourteenth edition in the year 2021.

The ‘Carlos V European Award’ is be granted by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s Board of Trustees, following the proposal of a jury appointed by the Board to that end.

In this 16th edition, the jury has decided to award the Carlos V European Award to H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, for his proven, extensive and long-standing life career devoted to social commitment, the process of European integration, the promotion of multilateralism and human dignity as the core of his work, addressing global challenges and crises. He has been a key figure in facing a period of unprecedented change and with terrible consequences for Europe and the world. With his tenacious work he has promoted actions to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, to the war in Ukraine, to address the climate emergency and achieve ambitious reforms with which to face the challenges of the 21st century. Also noteworthy is his determination to fight against one of the greatest challenges facing Europe and humanity, climate change, promoting sustainable development and placing the 2030 Agenda as the global roadmap focused on people and the planet. All these merits and more that he has, in the opinion of the jury, make him a worthy winner of the Carlos V European Award in its 16th edition.