Looking for Inspiring People and Projects

On May 31, 2024 the schwelle Foundation will confer for the eleventh time the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. The award is given with the aim of honouring people and organisations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding.

Patron of the Bremen Peace Award is Bremen’s former mayor Karoline Linnert.

The Peace Prize is awarded in two categories:

Pioneering Peace Work

This award goes to dedicated individuals, with special emphasis on future-oriented peace work; for example, striving for peace in much or little noticed conflicts, struggling for the rights of marginalized people, or fighting against habitat destruction. This can be peace work at the grassroots level or in international networks or in different areas of society, such as media, arts, sciences, or politics.

Award of the Donors for Encouraging Initiatives

This award goes to initiatives and organisations that are particularly creative, exemplary, or sustainable in their work for peace, reconciliation, human and environmental rights.

From the nominations received, the schwelle Foundation will prepare a shortlist from which the donors will choose the award-winning initiative. Thus everybody, by means of a donation to the foundation, may participate in the election.

Further information you'll find here: Award of the Donors

The award winners will be honoured during a public ceremony at the Bremen Town Hall on May 31, 2024. The awards are endowed with 5,000 Euros in each category.


Proposals for the Bremen Peace Award should be submitted by third parties or organizations. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Please send your proposals with the following documentation:

  • Full name and address (including email and phone number) of the suggested person/organization, website and name of contact person in organizations
  • Reasons for the proposal (not more than 3 pages), please describe the following:
    - What exactly does the person/organization? Please add examples.
    - Since when has the person/organization been active?
    - For organizations: How did the organization come about?
    - For persons: What led the person to his/her commitment?
  • Information regarding previously received awards, if any.
  • Brief presentation of yourself as the person/organization submitting a proposal.
  • What is your relationship with the nominated person/organization, how did you get to know the person/organization?

If you wish to submit additional information, please enclose them as annex. We will contact you in case further clarification or more information is needed.

Proposals should be submitted by June 15, 2023, in English, German, French or Spanish to

or to
Ms. Petra Titze, Stiftung die schwelle,
Wachmannstr. 79, D-28209, Bremen, Germany.

For further information: petra.titze(at)
or Petra Titze: 0049-421-3032577.

Donation account:

IBAN: DE67 4306 0967 4028 9726 00
GLS Bank





Bank details

IBAN: DE67 4306 0967 4028 9726 00
GLS Bank

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