On 10 September 2011, Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, will honor Cheryl Miller’s work through greenlight for girls with a prize purse in the name of the International Compostela Group-Xunta de Galicia Prize being awarded to Ms. Kroes this year for playing “a relevant role in the development of world values.”
For its XV edition, the Compostela Prize Jury unanimously decided to award the prize to Ms. Kroes in acknowledgement of her work “in fostering communication among different cultures and mutual understanding,” in the spirit of the Prize and the Group itself. Commissioner Kroes has chosen Greenlightforgirls.org as the benefactor of the 6000 Euro purse attached to the Prize.
Cheryl Miller, Founder of Zen Digital Europe and European Director and Technology Chair of greenlight for girls, will be on hand to present Ms. Kroes with her award, and to formally accept the prize purse on behalf of Greenlightforgirls.org, at the Compostela Prize ceremony in Braga, Portugal on 10 September 2011.
The Compostela Group is a consortium of nearly seventy member universities worldwide whose main aim is to foster cooperation and promote dialogue in all fields related to higher education.
*Original Title: “VP Kroes Names Greenlight for Award Purse,” posted on greenlight for girls website on 8 September 2011.