The award-giving, carried out in the Lord Mayor's Hall of the Zofin Palace, in Prague, thanks to the support of Forum 2000, the head of CADAL, Gabriel Salvia, gave welcoming words by presenting the history of the award and a detail of the results from last polling.
Next, Salvia invited two notable figures from the civic independent Cuban movement that were present in the Forum 2000, Jorge Olivera and Leonardo Moises, to give some words about the importance of committed diplomacy with human rights in Cuba and to refer to the labor of Lagergren.
In total, there were 7 foreign diplomats that accomplish functions in Cuba until the year 2015: 2 from Sweden, 1 from Spain, 1 from Netherlands, 1 from Norway and 2 from the United States. Besides of Langergren, there was another diplomat nominated from one European country, that got 80 votes, but his chancery didn’t authorize him to receive the prize.
The Prize-giving event that is organize by the Program Puente Democratico of CADAL was realized for a second consecutive year in the framework of the Forum 200, created by Václav Havel 20 years ago. Is one of the most important international events regarding human rights and democracy.