Call for entries for the 21st Sérgio Vieira de Mello Award is underway

The Villa Decius Association has begun accepting applications for the 21st edition of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Polish Prize. Candidates can be submitted in two categories: non-governmental organization and person. The Prize is awarded to individuals and non-governmental organizations for their efforts to promote peaceful coexistence and cooperation among societies, religions and cultures. Candidates for the Award can be individuals and institutions from Poland and abroad.

The Award Chapter includes representatives of: the President of the Republic of Poland, the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Embassies and Consulates supporting the Association’s activities in the field of human rights, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance (until 2020), the Ombudsman for Civil Rights, the Founders and Initiators of the Award – the ZNAK Foundation and the Villa Decius Association, and from 2020 the Mayor of the City of Krakow. Previous Laureates of the Award include Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Sergey Kovalev, Shevah Weiss, Pietro Bartolo, Tamila Tasheva and the late Pawel Adamowicz. To apply, fill out the appropriate application form. Be sure to read the rules and regulations published below.


Application form IN THE CATEGORY OF NGO:


Application form in IN THE CATEGORY PERSON:


Entries can be submitted until August 20th, 2024. The Award Gala will be held on October 24th, 2024. Winners will receive a statuette by Andrzej Renes, a commemorative diploma and a financial prize donated by the Sponsors.

See the rules of the Award – click here!


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