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