Bremen, 10/13/2020 For the tenth time, the schwelle Foundation will award the International Bremen Peace Award next year. Proposals for nominations can be submitted as of now. With the award, the Bremen Foundation honors people and organizations whose work is exemplary in its commitment to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming racism, social justice, forward-looking and sustainable use of nature and the environment, and intercultural and interreligious understanding.
The award will be presented in November 2021 at Bremen City Hall. The patron of the award ceremony is Bremen's former mayor Karoline Linnert. The award is presented in three categories of equal rank and carries a total of 15,000 euros in prize money: The award for the "Grassroot Peace Worker" goes to committed individuals and their projects, focusing on forward-looking peace work at the grassroots level. Public figures who have shown sustained and courageous commitment to peace, justice and the integrity of creation are honored with the award "Peace Ambassador in Public Life". The Encouraging Initiatives Award goes to groups and organizations that are particularly creative, exemplary or sustainable in their peace work.
Anyone can nominate suitable candidates and initiatives for the International Bremen Peace Award. Nominations in German, English or Spanish are being accepted by Executive Director Petra Titze from now until December 20, 2020 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors who support the foundation's work also have the opportunity to choose the winner of the "Encouraging Initiatives" category during the selection process.
More information on the call for entries and opportunities to participate is available here Peace Award 2021 or by calling 0421 / 3032-577.
The schwelle Foundation:
The Bremen-based schwelle Foundation has been working with its partners for peace, justice and the integrity of creation since 1979. It initiates and supports projects that shape social change nonviolently and work for social justice, the observance and realization of human rights, and a sustainable approach to the environment.