Chania 12 star city
For the second year in a row, the municipality of Chania, was awarded with the prize of "Town of 12 stars - 12 Star Cityť by the Council of Europe on the occasion of the successful participation of the municipality, last year in the pan-European events for the European Week of Local democracy.
The city of Chania held from 15 to 21 October 2012, a series of events themed ' Human Rights consolidate more integrated communities."
This prize was given to 16 other cities from across Europe, besides Chania.
More than 130 participating institutions and local authorities were involved in total.
Local authorities underline the fact that ' the Council of Europe considered very important that the city of Chania, plans and implements new projects and actions that actually help preventing social exclusion and promote social rights and gender equality".