Invitation: International Bremen Peace Award 2017

Crossing Boundaries / Breaking Vicious Circles

On November 17, 2017 the schwelle Foundation will confer the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation for the eighth time. Proposals should be submitted, preferably in English, German or Spanish, by January 31, 2017.

This award is given in three categories with the aim of honouring people and organizations 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 mayor Karoline Linnert.

Award for the Unknown Peace Worker

This category aims at honouring dedicated individuals and their projects working without much public attention or recognition, with special focus on future-oriented peace work at the grassroots level; for example, striving for peace in forgotten conflicts, struggling for the rights of marginalized people, or fighting against habitat destruction.

Award for Public Engagement

This category honours renowned public figures that persistently and courageously support Peace, Justice, and the Integrity of Creation, be it in international networks or in different areas of society, such as media, arts, sciences or politics.

Award of the Donators for Encouraging Initiatives

In this category the award will be given to initiatives or organizations that do especially creative, exemplary or sustainable peace work.

New: From the nominations received, the schwelle Foundation will prepare a shortlist from which the donators will chose the award winner. Thus everybody, by means of a donation to the foundation, may participate in the election of this award winner.

Further information here.                             

The winners of the International Bremen Peace Award 2017 of the schwelle Foundation will be honoured during a public ceremony at the Bremen Town Hall on November 17, 2017. 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.

Proposals must contain the following information:

  • brief description of the individual/organization submitting a proposal;
  • full name and address (including email) of suggested person/organization, website and name of contact person in organizations;
  • reasons for the proposal (not more than 3 pages);
  • information regarding previously received awards, if any.

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, preferably in English, German or Spanish,
by January 31, 2017 to:

or to

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

For further information please send an email to
or call Petra Titze: 0049-421-3032577.

Donation account:

IBAN:   DE 45 2903 0400 0000 0942 93
Bank:     Bankhaus Carl F. Plump

Your contact Person

Petra Titze
Managing Director

+49 - (0)421 - 30 32 - 577



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