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ICIP Peace in Progress Award

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The International Catalan Institute for Peace has convened the ICIP Peace in Progress Award every year since 2011. This prize aims to publicly recognize individuals, entities or institutions that, in an outstanding and extensive manner, have worked for, and contributed to, the promotion and building of peace.



The ICIP Peace in Progress Award is granted by agreement of the Governing Board of ICIP and consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del Sol, and a financial prize of 4,000 euros. The award is presented at an institutional award ceremony which takes place annually at the Catalan Parliament. 


Previously granted

  • Father Joan Botam, 2015 ICIP Award (13.04.2016)
    The award recognizes the numerous initiatives of the Catalan priest and Capuchin friar Joan Botam linked to peace and ecumenism.
  • Jovan Divjak, 2013 ICIP Award (17.02.2015)
    The award recognizes the courage of the ex-general of Serb origin who defended Sarajevo during the Balkans War and his extensive civic work on behalf of victims of the war.
  • Conscientious objectors and insubmisos, 2011 ICIP Award (17.02.2015)
    The award recognizes the struggle of conscientious objectors and insubmisos (people who refuse to do military service or any substitute social work) represented by Pepe Beunza, the first conscientious objector to compulsory military service for ideological reasons in Spain.
  • WILPF, 2014 ICIP Award (18.02.2015)
    The award recognizes the century-long involvement of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in the work of women for peace.
  • Mothers of Soacha, 2012 ICIP Award (17.02.2015)
    The award recognizes the courage and exemplarity of the persistent struggle of the Mothers of Soacha of Colombia. Their children were extrajudicially executed by the Colombian army between 2007 and 2008.
  • Parliament of Catalonia, 2011 ICIP Award (Extraordinary Edition) (17.02.2015)
    The award recognizes the Parliament of Catalonia for representing the continuity and legacy of the institutions Pau i Treva and Consolat del Mar.