Mayor of Mechelen wins World Mayor Prize
The mayor of Mechelen (Belgium), Bart Somers, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize, for his work in the field of refugees and migrants. Wolfgang G. Müller, Mayor of Lahr (Germany) and Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens (Greece) are also on the podium.
The international World Mayor Project has been honouring exceptional mayors since 2004. The aim of the Project, founded and run by the London-based City Mayors Foundation, is not just to raise the profile of mayors, who have made significant contributions to cities nationally and internationally, but to involve as many people as possible from all parts of the world.