International Bremen Peace Award

Every two years the schwelle Foundation selects nominees for the International Bremen Peace Award. With this award we honor people and organizations that set a good example in their work for Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation.

People and organizations involved in peace promotion worldwide nominate individuals and projects for the award. Out of these, the award winners are selected in the following two categories:

  • Pioneering Peace Work
  • Award of the Donators for Encouraging Initiatives

The jury of the schwelle Foundation will select the first award winner. The award for encouraging initiatives will be determined by the donors.

With this award we make visible encouraging examples of convincing peace work that have yet remained unknown to the broader public.

The next Peace Award will be presented in May 2026. The call for applications will be published in spring 2025.

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Shortlist and Peace Award Winners of the International Bremen Peace Award


Prize for conscientious objection and reconciliation work

Peace and reconciliation work in various African countries and the commitment to the human right to conscientious objection were honoured. More


Award for activists working for peace and refugees.

They are committed to refugee children and their families who had to flee from Syria to Lebanon, fight tirelessly for reconciliation and peace worldwide and create a refuge for refugees in Greece.  More


Award winners are activists from Israel, Nicaragua and Belarus

They are campaigning for transparency and democracy in Belarus, human rights in Nicaragua or a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians: At the 9th International Bremen Peace Award 2019, the Threshold Foundation focuses on the commitment of women.  More


Peace Award winner are an Anti-Mafia Initiative, a Maori activist and a Congolese opponent of war

2017 the schwelle Foundation honors the Sicilian network Addiopizzo, the peace and environmental activist from Aotearoa (New Zealand) Pauline Tangiora and the former child soldier and current peace worker Junior Nzita from the Congo. More

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