An important news coming during Europeana Sounds final meeting in Leipzig:

Behind the 7th window of our Advent Calendar, you will not find a chocolate, but a “Décibel d’Or – Special Prize”! What a treat!
On December 5th, the French National Noise Council (Conseil national du Bruit) rewarded Europeana Sounds with a Special Prize, in the “Research” category. Every two years, the Council gathers to establish a list of nominees in diverse categories (Cities and territories; Health and Environment; Products, Tools and Methods; Acoustic materials; Research). All of the nominees are innovative products or initiatives which contribute to a better sound environment.
This year, the Décibel d’Or competition is celebrating its 25th birthday. The ceremony took place in Paris, at the Fondation Cartier, and was hosted by Mr. Christophe Bouillon, president of the Noise Council and Deputy of the region Seine-maritime.

(Read more here: http://www.europeanasounds.eu/news/december-7-europeana-sounds-won-a-decibel-dor-special-prize)

Original article: http://www.europeanasounds.eu/news/december-7-europeana-sounds-won-a-decibel-dor-special-prize