Autism-Europe member Gautena has received the “European CitizenAward” 2016 for their “level of development of services”, their “international trajectory” and for “fulfill[ing] the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in reference to persons with functional diversity”. Gautena and its scientific advisor Dr. Joaquín Fuentes offer support for more than 5,000 people in the Basque Country.
The European Parliament has honoured 50 people and organisations from 26 EU countries with this year’s Citizen’s Prize for their contribution to European cooperation and the promotion of common European values. The jury, headed by Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume, selected the 2016 laureates after a consultation of the 79 proposals that made it through to the national juries. This specific application was submitted by Izaskun Bilbao Barandika, Member of the European Parliament.