Heinrich Böll Foundation is seeking recommendations from the general public on nominees to become Petra Kelly Prize 2012. The Prize recognizes people and civil society organizations 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.
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.
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.
Candidates for the international Petra Kelly Award of the Heinrich-BöllFoundation should stand out through exceptional activities in one or more of the following areas:
- Implementation and / or defence of universal human rights
- Development of non-violent conflict management solutions
- Environmental protection
- Commitment to social justice
- Promotion of intercultural communication and mutual respect among cultures
- Strengthening of the international Green movement
Initiatives to be nominated should be as clever and innovative as possible with regard to the theme or form, i.e. it should be novel and thus distinguish itself from comparable initiatives. The political claim of the candidates should transcend national boundaries and thus have topical strategic relevance.