Prof. Dr. Jacek Purchla
Director of the International Cultural Centre, Krakow
The Central Europe Prize has been awarded annually by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe since 1994 and was endowed with EUR 7,200 by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research until 2010.
For 2011, Erste Group Bank AG thankfully took over the endowment of the prize.
The prize is awarded to personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the idea of Central Europe.