Second ICIP Peace in Progress Award announced

ICIP has announced the second edition of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award, which aims to publicly recognize entities or institutions that, in an outstanding and extensive manner, have worked and contributed to the promotion and building of peace. The award consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del sol, and 6,000 euros. Nominations must be submitted by June 30 and the winner will be announced in September.

The first edition of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award in 2011 recognized the struggle of conscientious objectors and insubmisos (people who refuse to do military service or any substitute social work), symbolized in Pepe Beunza, first conscientious objector for ideological reasons in Spain. Before that, in October, a special edition of the award was presented to the Parliament of Catalonia for representing the continuity and legacy of the institutions Pau i Treva and Consolat de Mar.