Petra Kelly Prize

International Petra Kelly Prize

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Since 1998 the Heinrich Böll Foundation has been recognising people and civil society organisations for their outstanding achievements in respecting human rights, fostering non-violent conflict resolution, and protecting the environment with this prize.

The award is endowed with € 10,000. The Heinrich Böll Foundation views the awarding of the Petra Kelly Prize as a political statement. The publicity, financial support, and political recognition related to the award should help to foster the advancement of the awarded person's or group's concern.

If you know of someone, an association, or an initiative worthy of receiving the Petra Kelly Prize and you would like to submit a proposal, then send us a letter or an email. Provide us with a brief description of the suggested person or organization and the reason why the person or organization should receive the Petra Kelly Prize.

The award ceremony for the next Petra Kelly Prize will take place in November 2016.
The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2016.

Further Information:
Michael Stognienko
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
e-mail: stognienko@boell.de

About the Prize

Candidates for the international Petra Kelly Award of the Heinrich Böll Foundation should stand out through exceptional activities in fields like implementation of universal human rights, environmental protection or commitment to social justice.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation perceives the Petra Kelly Award as a political statement. Among the winners are the famous Columbian politician Ingrid Betancourt and Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai.

About Petra Kelly

With this award, the Heinrich Böll Foundation also remembers the life and achievements of Petra Kelly cofounder and speaker of the German green party, and an outstanding person in the international ecological and pacifist movement.
She was one of the best known personalities of the 1980s - an icon of the global peace movements and a pioneer for ecology and human rights. Extracts from original texts, six essays on her life and work and many photographs trace the most important stations in Petra Kelly's life.

Who we are

Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through con­ flict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We maintain close ties to the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as a think tank for green visions and projects, we are part of an international net­work encompassing well over 100 partner projects in approxi­mately 60 countries.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation works independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. We maintain a world­ wide network with currently 30 international offices. We co­operate closely with 16 state-level Böll Foundations in each of Germany’s federal states, and we support talented, socio-politi­cally engaged undergraduate and graduate students in Germany and abroad.

We gladly follow Heinrich Böll’s exhortation for citizens to get involved in politics, and we want to inspire others to do the same.

Contact

Heinrich Böll Foundation
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
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Phone: +49 (0)30 - 285 34 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 285 34 - 109
Email: info@boell.de

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