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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. 


Coinciding with the International Day of Peace, celebrated on 21 September, the International Catalan Institute for Peace announced the winner of the eighth edition of the award. The ICIP Governing Board decided to grant the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2018 to the Mexican organization Cauce Ciudadano “for its work in the prevention of violence and the construction of peaceful alternatives for youth in settings characterized by crime, especially drug trafficking.”


Previously granted

  • Arcadi Oliveres, 2017 ICIP Award (19.04.2018)
    The award acknowledges his commitment and tireless dedication to the promotion of peace, social justice and human rights.
  • 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.