International Petra Kelly Prize

Kelly, Petra - Pressekonferenz der "Grünen" zum Ausgang der Bundestagswahl vom 6.3.1983- im Saal der Bundespressekonferenz.

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 2017.
The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2017.

Further Information:
Michael Stognienko

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 con­flict 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.


Heinrich Böll Foundation
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
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