On 15 April 2020, to award the Fondation Europa Cultural Prize for submissions on this year’s subject “The crisis of democracy after the Great Recession”, the jury composed of Sandra Busquets Pamies, Council of the Foundation Europa Cultural, Prof Dr. Michele Beyeler, Bern University of Applied Sciences, and Dr. Allan Sikk, University College London, has agreed:

  • To grant the 2019 Essay Award to the work: The Great Disruption, submitted by Ashley Beale. This work will receive the full prize amount.
  • To award an honourable mention to the finalist work: La démocratie écartelée by Jean Vogel

On 19 February 2020, the jury convened in Tarragona to announce the winners of the 2019 Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada award offered in conjunction with the Etruria Foundation and the European Cultural Foundation on the theme ‘The Media after the 1978 Constitution’. The jury members were Marcel Banús, professor and graduate in Catalan philology, María Cristina Suma, professor of Italian, and Rosamon Pàmies Pla, literary consultant.

They unanimously reached the following decision:

To award the 2019 Humanist Essay Prize to Laura Roig Sor for her piece “De la libertad … ¿a dónde? Cuatro décadas de periodismo en España”. She will be awarded the full prize amount for her winning work.

The members of the jury also awarded honourable mention for the following finalist works:

  • “Mitjans i espais de comunicació al regne d’Espanya (1978-2020) Les polítiques comunicatives des de la Constitució a l’era digital” submitted by Josep Gifreu and Josep Maria Corbella.
  • “Editoria ed evoluzione democratica dei mezzi di comunicazione: il caso delle scrittrici” submitted by Sara Zellini.