London Met student nominated for European award

Law student Sean Binder has been nominated for a 2022 European Citizen award.

Date: 10 June 2022

Sean Binder, a German-born Irishman, has been nominated for the prestigious award by Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan. Binder is currently a student in London Met’s Graduate Diploma of Law programme at the Guildhall School of Business & Law.

The annual award is given by the European Parliament to organisations or projects that improve understanding, collaboration, and cooperation between people in the EU, building a stronger European Spirit and embodying shared values. 

Grace O’Sullivan MEP nominated him for the award, saying “Humanitarians like Seán put solidarity, humanity and justice first.”Binder thanked her for the nomination on Twitter, saying it is “such an honour to be nominated for the European Citizen’s Prize”

The 27 year old human rights activist was arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos in 2018 while volunteering for Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) providing assistance to refugees and migrants.

The ERCI is a Greek non-profit that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid. They organise search and rescue missions, teach camp management, and lead educational projects.

European Citizen Award Medal

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Image: European Citizen Award Medal by European Parliament