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Peace and Sport Awards

Created in 2008, the annual Peace and Sport Awards reward international or regional organizations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to peace, dialogue and social change in the world through sport.

From specific field programs to global initiatives, the winners have led projects that are symbolic of sport’s capacity to reconcile divided or opposed communities. They are an inspiration to other stakeholders for what sport can achieve on the global stage.

This year the ceremony of Peace and Sport Awards will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, Thursday 18th of October, as part of Peace and Sport Regional Forum.

On this occasion seven awards will be granted to exceptional initiatives promoting peace through sport!

The categories of the Peace and Sport Awards 2018 are divided into “regional” and “international”.

Only organizations and individuals that are leading an initiative in the Mediterranean and Balkan area are entitled to apply for the “Regional” Awards. Organizations and individuals that are leading an initiative in the rest of the world, shall apply for the “International” Awards.

LIST OF THE 2018 NOMINEES HOW TO APPLY?

2018
RegionalREGIONAL CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Regional Champion of the Year rewards a regional athlete who has led a significant and sustainable sport initiative towards peaceful change.

RegionalREGIONAL PEACE-THROUGH-SPORT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Regional Peace-Through-Sport Initiative Of The Year rewards a company, a foundation or an event that has demonstrated its commitment to benefit society through sport and use its assets and experience to promote sustainable peace and social awareness

RegionalREGIONAL SPORT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Regional Sport Organization Of The Year rewards a sport organization (regional, national or local) leading a sustainable program which contributes to the development of social integration and peace through sport.

RegionalREGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR

Regional NGO Of The Year rewards an NGO that uses sport as a tool for sustainable peace education and social development and has demonstrated its capacity to involve local stakeholders.

international“SPORT SIMPLE” PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“Sport Simple” Program Of The Year rewards a program that uses sport as a tool for peace by teaching positive values such as inclusion, equality and conflict resolution through specific exercises, by applying simplified rules that are adjusted to the specific technical level of participants and/or environment of implementation, or by using sport equipment created from local or recycled material.

internationalAPRIL6 INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

April6 Initiative Of The Year rewards individuals and organizations who have contributed to the celebration of April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, through a #WhiteCard initiative or an event raising awareness on the use of sport as a tool for development and peace.

internationalDiplomatic Action of the Year

Diplomatic Action Of The Year rewards a stakeholder who took significant steps forward in diplomacy through sport.

THE WINNERS
OF THE PEACE AND SPORT AWARDS

Awards 2008

Event of the Year
RALLY IRELAND

Federation of the Year
INTERNATIONAL JUDO FEDERATION

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
LES ENFANTS DE BIEMASSY (Serge Betsen Academy)

Image of the year
ARMEN GRIGORIAN ET MAHMUT ZGENER

Awards 2009

Event of the Year
LAIKIPIA HIGHLAND GAMES IN KENYA

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year
BARCLAYS

Federation of the Year
INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION (ITTF)

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
SKATEISTAN

Image of the year
IAAF

Awards 2010

Event of the year
RUMBLE IN CARTAGENA

CSR Initiative of the year
PUMA.PEACE

Special Jury Prize
OUT OF THE ASHES

Federation of the year
“GOAL PROGRAM” IFNA /“FOOTBALL FOR HOPE” FIFA

NGO of the year
PERES CENTER FOR PEACE

Image of the year
ROHAN BOPANNA&AISAM-UL-HAQ QURESHI

Awards 2011

Champion of the year
GUSTAVO KUERTEN

Event of the year
L’EAST AFRICA CUP

CSR Initiative of the year
CLUB MED FOUNDATION

Special Jury Prize
SCORETHEGOALS

Federation of the year
IAAF

NGO of the year
PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL (PPI)

Image of the year
SKATEISTAN

Awards 2012

Diplomatic action of the year
ERICK BARRONDO

Champion of the year
PAU GASOL

Event of the year
DILI, CITY OF PEACE

CSR initiative of the year
MEGAFON LE CHAMPIONNAT

Special Jury Prize
“LES REBELLES DU FOOT”

Federation of the year
IIHF -FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE HOCKEY SUR GLACE

NGO of the year
DARFUR UNITED

Image of the year
ERICK BARRONDO

Awards 2013

Diplomatic action of the year
UN JOUR POUR LA PAIX PAR LE SPORT

Champion of the year
SEBASTIEN BOUCHE

Event of the year
ENCUENTRO SOCIOCULTURAL DE PUEBLOS ORIGINARIOS

CSR Initiative of the year
FERRERO FRANCE

Special Jury Prize
SPORT 4 PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

Federation of the year
OCEANIA FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION

NGO of the year
PLAY 31

“Adapted” program of the year
N’TOLA SARAMA ASSOCIATION

Awards 2015

Diplomatic Action of the Year
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Champion of the Year
ROBERT YOUNG

Event of the Year
RUN FOR PEACE

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year
INTER CAMPUS

Special Jury Prize of the Year
WARRIORS FILM

Federation of the Year
FIJI VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
SCHOOLS FOR HOPE

“Adapted” Program of the Year
BRITISH COUNCIL PAKISTAN

Foundation of the Year
UEFA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

Awards 2016

Diplomatic Action of the Year
THE FOUR CORNERS – INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION

Champion of the Year
FLAVIO CANTO

Event of the Year
HOMELESS WORLD CUP

Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year
MOBY GROUP

Special Jury Prize
REFUGEE ATHLETES PROJECT – AISTS

Federation of the Year
WORLD TAEKWONDO FEDERATION

NGO of the Year
RIGHT TO MOVEMENT

“Sport Simple” Program of the Year
KOREA REFUGEE PROJECT

Foundation of the Year
RIGHT TO DREAM FOUNDATION

April6 Initiative of the Year
INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

Awards 2017

In Memory of Guo Chan, coup de coeur by Champions for Peace
MARIA GUEDEZ

Diplomatic Action of the Year:
COLOMBIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NGO of the Year
HODI

Federation of the Year
WORLD BADMINTON FEDERATION (WBF)

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year
GIZ

Sport Simple Programme of the Year
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE

Event of the Year
OJO X OJO PRODUCTIONS FOR EL PARTIDO DE LA HISTORIA

April6 Initiative of the Year
BRUSSELS PLAY 4 PEACE

Foundation of the Year
FC BARCELONA FOUNDATION

Special Jury Prize
UNION NATIONALE DE FOOTBALLEURS PROFESSIONELS (UNFP)

Champion of the Year
KHALIDA POPAL