Peace and democracy are the most important achievements of the EU. Not only
it has preserved peace in Western Europe, it also started to include the
countries that were at war with each other in the former Yugoslavia.
The EU donated the Nobel Peace Prize money to children who are denied the chance of growing up in peace and to double the Nobel award (€930,000), to €2 million. As a result, more than 28,000 children have so far benefited from the four emergency-education projects selected.