Nomination Open for the 2016 Edition of the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize
The Prize was created in 2012 to honor Calouste Gulbenkian and the multiple dimensions of his personality. Worth €250.000, the Prize is awarded annually to an individual or non-profit organization, regardless of nationality, who has made a valuable and international impact to foster the universal values inherent to the human condition, respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment.
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra – Edward Said and Daniel Baremboim’s project –, the Library of Alexandria – one of the most prestigious centres of knowledge worldwide – the Community of Sant’Egidio – the Catholic movement which has striven not only to support those most disadvantaged but also to attain peace in the world whether through conflict mediation or through inter-religious dialogue – and Dr Denis Mukwege – the Congolese doctor who has dedicated his life to caring for female victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – were the previous winners, in 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015, respectively.
If you have an organization in mind, please consult the Prize regulation and submit your nomination online through the Prize website:www.prize.gulbenk
The deadline is the 15th of May, but don’t wait the last minute!