The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) calls for nomi- nations for the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2015. This award aims to reward and publicly recognize individuals, organizations or insti- tutions that have made a significant contribution toward promoting and fostering peace.
SUMMARY OF THE CRITERIA FOR THE ICIP
PEACE IN PROGRESS AWARD
The ICIP Award, to be granted on an annual basis, aims to reward those individuals, organizations or institutions that throughout their existence have had an important role in building and promot- ing peace, encouraging values and practices of a culture of peace, nonviolence, human security, disarmament or the peaceful resolu- tion of conflicts.
The ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2015 consists of an honorary distinction, public recognition, a sculpture created by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a 4,000€ reward.
•Eligible for this Award are those individuals, public or private non- profit organizations or institutions from around the world that throughout their actions and career have made an outstanding contribution to the construction and promotion of peace.
•No awards will be awarded posthumously
6. Deadlines for submission of proposals
Proposals may be submitted from 17 March 2014 to 30 June 2015.
The Jury of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award will be made up ofmembers of the Governing Board of ICIP.
8. Evaluation criteria
When deciding upon which person, organization or institution is to be granted the ICIP Award, the jury will particularly value the following aspects:
-The merits of the individual, organization or institution, based on the required documentation submitted and, if applicable, ad- ditional publicly available documentation compiled by ICIP.
-The prolonged engagement and strong commitment of the indi- vidual, organization or institution in the construction and promo- tion of peace at an international, national or local level.
-The intrinsic pertinence and relevance of the actions undertaken to promote the values explicitly highlighted by the call for nomi- nations.
-The impact and influence of the actions of the individual, organi- zation or institution on society, communities or people in the in- ternational, national or local sphere.
9.Decision and notification of Award decision
•The deadline to issue the Award decision and to notify the winning candidate is set at four months from the day after the deadline for submitting applications.
•The Award cannot be shared between different candidates.
•The Award will not be granted if, in the opinion of the majority of the jury, none of the candidates is considered to sufficiently qualify the evaluation criteria.
•The Award will be granted by agreement of the Governing Board of ICIP. The decision will be notified to the awarded person, organi- zation or institution and will be published in the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC, Catalonia Official Bulletin) and on the ICIP website.
This document is a summary of the official call for nominations and award criteria of the 2015 ICIP Peace in Progress Award. Only the official documents have legal validity. They are published in Catalan and Spanish in DOGC 6831 of 16 March 2015.