Nominations for the award may be submitted until July 6.
The ICIP has announced the call for nominations for the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2018. This prize aims to publicly recognize individuals, entities or institutions that, in an outstanding and extensive manner, have worked and contributed to the promotion and building of peace.
The ICIP Peace in Progress Award consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del sol, and 4,000 euros.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday July 6th. Applications must be submitted in paper format following the standard nomination form at the ICIP office (Carrer Tapineria 10, 3a planta, 08002 Barcelona, Spain). Applications my also be handed in and registered at Spanish post offices or at official organs of the Spanish Public Administration with "registros administrativos". Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your nomination.
The first edition of the award in 2011 recognized the struggle of conscientious objectors and "insubmisos" (people who refuse to do military service or any substitute social work) represented by Pepe Beúnza, the first conscientious objector to compulsory military service for ideological reasons in Spain. The same year, in an extraordinary edition of the award, the Parliament of Catalonia was honored for representing the continuity and legacy of the institutions "Pau i Treva" and "Consolat de Mar."
Then, in 2012, the ICIP Award was granted to five Madres de Soacha (Mothers of Soacha) for their work in favor of peace and human rights in Colombia. The next year the award was granted to the ex-general born in Belgrade, Jovan Divjak, for his courage in the defense of Sarajevo during the Balkans War and his work in favor of the victims of that conflict.
In 2014, honored the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) for its century-long involvement in the work of women for peace, while in 2015 was granted to the Capuchin friar Joan Botam, promoter of numerous initiatives linked to peace and ecumenism.
In 2016, the ICIP Peace in Progress Award recognized the work carried out by Peace Brigades International in the support and accompaniment of human rights defenders.
In the last edition, in 2017, the award recognized the Catalan activist Arcadi Oliveres.