New honorary prize to recognise the victims of the Copenhagen terror attacks

Meanwhile, a survey reveals that a year after the attacks many municipalities still lack a strategy against radicalisation

Dan Uzan and Finn Nørgaard were killed in the Copenhagen terror attacks last February (photo: iStock) Dan Uzan and Finn Nørgaard were killed in the Copenhagen terror attacks last February (photo: iStock)
February 11th, 2016 4:17 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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The Danish Parliament will award the victims of last February’s Copenhagen terror attacks, Finn Nørgaard and Dan Uzan, a new honorary prize.

According to Parliament, the Folketingets Hæderspris will in the future be given to civilians who die performing extraordinary acts of heroism, normally at a ceremony at Christiansborg on a date that is either important to the recipient or marks the tragic event.

As part of the honorary prize, 200,000 kroner will be donated to a charity in the victim’s name.

A statuette with an inscription will be awarded to the family of the victim and a plaque will be put up in Parliament.

READ MORE: Quiet march with candles to mark anniversary of Copenhagen terrorist attacks

Lacking strategy against radicalisation
Meanwhile, a survey carried out by the radio channel P4 has revealed that a year after the tragic events in Copenhagen, 13 out of 26 municipalities in the Capital Region still do not have an anti-radicalisation strategy in place.

Last year, the government allocated 9.6 million kroner to stepping up municipal efforts to curb youth radicalisation.

The Copenhagen attacks were carried out by 22-year-old Omar El-Hussein, who it is believed was radicalised whilst in prison, from which he was released shortly before carrying out the attacks.