Timetable for 2013

  • 30 June 2013: deadline for submission of nominees for the 2013 Prize
  • August 2013: the selection panel will hold a  rst meeting in Prague and proceed to the selection of a shortlist of three nominees; the names of the shortlisted nominees will subsequently be made public by the President of the Assembly
  • 29 September 2013: a second meeting of the panel will take place in Strasbourg to select the  nal prize-winner from the shortlist of nominees
  • 30 September 2013: the Prize award ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the debating chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly during its 2013 Autumn Session.

Diary entry for 13 April 2005, To the Castle and Back

„This year didn’t begin well, either for the world or for me. Its beginning was foreshadowed by the waves of the tsunami. You had to ask yourself: was the planet trying to tell us something, warn us of something, challenge us to take some action? In other words: was this just another one of the billions of cosmic events that create the history of the world, or was it something more?“

Václav Havel:
Diary entry for 13 April 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry