This Wednesday SOS MÉDITERRANÉE will be honored with the 2016 European Citizen’s Prize to award their life saving in the Mediterranean Sea. SOS MÉDITERRANÉE has been sailing the Mediterranean Sea aboard its ship, the Aquarius, since February 2016, saving more than 4’600 people from distress at sea.
To honour the work of SOS MÉDITERRANÉE we invited captain Klaus Vogel, President and founder of SOS MÉDITERRANÉE, to tell us his personal experience. Captain Klaus Vogel will present pictures taken aboard the Aquarius which provide a moving testimony to SOS MÉDITERRANÉE’s mission and the reality of those fleeing. Afterwards you will have time to ask your own questions directly to the captain. Earlier the same day, Arne Lietz (S&D) and I will launch the SOS Parliamentary Support Group.
Please, feel warmly invited to both events.
What: Exchange of views with captain Klaus Vogel, President and founder of SOS MÉDITERRANÉE
When: Thursday, 13th of October 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Where: European Parliament, Room ASP 5G 365 (a light lunch will be served)
As seats are limited, please send your request for registration as soon as possible to Aldo Caruso (Cataldo.Caruso@ep.europa.eu)
What: Launch of SOS Parliamentary Support Group
When: Thursday, 13th of October, 08:00
Where: This event will take place in the Members‘ Restaurant at 08:00 in the presence of captain Klaus Vogel.
As seats are limited, please send your request for registration as soon as possible to Alast Najafi (Alast.Najafi@eu.boell.org)
Please feel free, to circulate both invitations to your networks.