Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award

The Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award (CSTA) is an award given to individuals who have substantially contributed to freedom and democracy in Central Europe, to strengthening of transatlantic relations and integration of Central Europe to Euro-Atlantic Institutions. It is awarded by the Jagello 2000 Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation from the Czech Republic and implemented jointly by Jagello 2000 and the Slovak Atlantic Commission since 2012. The Awards are presented two times a year: in spring in Slovakia at the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum and in autumn at the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The recipients are Czech, Slovak and international diplomatic and military personalities.

List of awardees from NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

2023 Gen. Daryl L. Bohac, former Adjutant General for the State of Nebraska
Gen. Daniel Zmeko, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces
2022 Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, The Inspector of the German Air Force
Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic
2021 Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, U.S. Air Force
2020 Christian Schmidt, Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the Federal Republic of Germany
Miroslav Lajčák, Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
2019 Andrej Kiska, Former President of the Slovak Republic
2018 Gen. (Ret.) Ben Hodges, Former United States Army Europe Commander (USAREUR)
Ivan Korčok, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
2017 Gen. (Ret.) Philip Breedlove, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)
Pavol Demeš, Former Slovak Minister of International Relations
2016 Daniel Fried, U.S. diplomat
2015 Tomasz Siemoniak, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland
František Šebej, Slovak Politician and Academic
2014 Bronisław Komorowski, Former President of the Republic of Poland
Martin Bútora, Honorary President of Institute for Public Affairs, Former Slovak Ambassador to the USA
2013 gen. David Petraeus, Former Commander of the ISAF and CIA Director
Eduard Kukan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia
2012 gen. Klaus Naumann, Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Jozef Stank (in memoriam), Former Minister of Defence of Slovakia


An overview of all awardees and further details on the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Prize can be found on wikipedia.

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