About the Award

ANNOUNCEMENT: a public call for nominations for “Krunoslav Sukić” Peace Award 2022 is open. You can send proposals from September 5 to November 5, 2022. By nominating, you recognize and express your gratitude for the peacebuilding efforts! NOMINATE!

Award for the promotion Peacebuilding, Nonviolence and Human Rights „Krunoslav Sukić“ 2022.

Call for nominations is open from 5 September to 5 November 2022

Award and recognitions are intended to individuals, organizations, initiatives, schools which testify right livelihood for good of people, communiy and nature. They demonstrate how interconnection of personal development in the domain of general good releases creative potentials of both individual and community. The aim of the Award is to promote peace and to strengthen peacebuilding in Croatia, which includes regional initiatives from Western Balkan if they have an impact in the Republic of Croatia.

Nominations are received through a public call for proposals in four categories.

Categories:

Award for Promotion of Peacebuilding, Nonviolence and Human Rights “Krunoslav Sukić” The Award comprises a plaque - letter of thanks and a 5 000 Kuna cash reward. Registration form for the Award can be downloaded here (Croatian only).

Acknowledgement for Promotion of Peacebuilding, Nonviolence and Human Rights “Krunoslav Sukić” The Acknowledgement comprises a plaque. Registration form can be downloaded here (Croatian only).

Acknowledgement “Krunoslav Sukić” BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021/2022 The Acknowledgement comprises a plaque. Registration form can be downloaded here (Croatian only).

Acknowledgement “Krunoslav Sukić” PEACEBUILDING SCHOOL for primary and highschools The Acknowledgment comprises a plaque and the educational - study visit to Osijek for the group of students and teachers from awarded school. Recognition form can be downloaded here (Croatian only).

Who can propose: individuals, organisations or institutions can propose candidates.

Nominations should be submitted by November 5, 2022 at prijava-nagrada@centar-za-mir.hr or by post: Centar za mir, nenasilje i ljudska prava (for the Peace Award „Krunoslav Sukić“) Trg A. Šenoe 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia

Contact person and address for additional questions: Natalija Havelka, mob: ++385 91 619 4 880; nagrada@centar-za-mir.hr

Criteria for awarding the Prize can be downloaded here (only on Croatian).

The "Krunoslav Sukić" Award Committee comprising members, appointed by the Management Board of the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights – Osijek: Goran Božićević, Katarina Kruhonja, Zoran Pusić, Otto Raffai, Franka Sukić and Davor Špišić

The decision on candidate selection will be published on http://krunoslav-sukic.centar-za-mir.hr/nagrada/ and on the Web site of the Center for peace: www.centar-za-mir.hr

The Award and Acknowledgments are presented to the winners on the 8th December - on occasion of the International Human Rights Day.

More detailed information

AWARD FOR THE PROMOTION OF PEACEBUILDING, NONVIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS "KRUNOSLAV SUKIĆ" is presented to citizens (individuals) for their contribution / work performed in the Republic of Croatia, which includes regional initiatives from Western Balkan if they have an impact in the Republic of Croatia. Therefore, nominated individuals do not necessarily have to be citizens of the Republic of Croatia.

The Award comprises a plaque - letter of thanks and a 5 000 Kuna cash reward.

Author of the Award plaque design is prof.dr.sc. Ivan Doroghy, Graphic Design Professor from the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Architecture, School of Design.

Registration form for the Award can be downloaded here.

To propose a candidate, the following documentation must be supplied: a completed registration form, two letters of support.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT "KRUNOSLAV SUKIĆ" FOR THE PROMOTION OF PEACEBUILDING, NONVIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS is presented for individuals, organizations, associations, civil and other initiatives from Croatia or from Western Balčkan Region as appreciation to their resistance to violence and their efforts to apply nonviolent methods to resolve the conflict, for protection and promotion of human rights and peacemaking in the local community; through socially engaged art; encouraging social, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue; nonviolent actions and other means of nonviolent engagement on positive social changes in Croatia and the region.

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT comprises a plaque.

Registration form can be downloaded here

To propose a candidate, the following documentation must be supplied: a completed registration form, two letters of support.

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT RECOGNITION "KRUNOSLAV SUKIĆ" FOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021/2022 is presented to the book published in Croata or in one of the states of Western Balkan Region which contributes to better understanding of peacemaking, nonviolent struggel, human rights and the role of civil society.

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT comprises a plaque.

To propose a candidate, the following documentation must be supplied: a completed registration form.

Registration form can be downloaded here.

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT RECOGNITION "KRUNOSLAV SUKIĆ" PEACEMAKING SCHOOL is a new category of recognitions introduced 2015. designed for primary and secondary schools which promote education for nonviolent conflicts/problem management and active citizenship and solidary participation on the improvement of life of their school and local community.

THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT comprises a plaque and the educational - study visit to Osijek for the group of 16 students and 4 teachers from awarded school.

Registration form can be downloaded here.

To propose a candidate, the following documentation must be supplied: a completed registration form, two letters of support.

About Award

Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights – Osijek established in 2009 the award for the promotion of peace-making, nonviolence and human rights in the honour of one of its founders, peace activist and humanist Krunoslav Sukić. His education, knowledge and actions had been motivated by recognition and respect of dignity, integrity and rights of every human being – i.e. of every living being and all creations. He was a conscientious objectioner. He had made his contribution to building peace and security through nonviolent actions towards positive social changes.

The Award for the Promotion of Peacebuilding, Nonviolence and Human Rights "Krunoslav Sukić" is presented for an outstanding contribution in protection and promotion of human rights and liberties as well as the admirable and consistent efforts in promoting the culture of peace and nonviolence in Croatia and Western Balkan Region.

With this Award, the Centre for Peace wishes to make a contribution to visibility of consistent, creative, based on solidarity and/or brave work of individuals aiming to prevent violence, reduce social injustice and build a democratic society based on the culture of nonviolence. We believe that by celebrating and expressing gratitude for actions aimed at common good that is shared and beneficial for all citizens encourages and motivates individuals to use their citizen’s political power in favour of their personal growth and positive social changes.

Over the years the peace Award “Krunoslav Sukić” has become a recognizable place for gathering, celebration and encouragement. We would like to describe Award as social place of the "common ground" – common is commitment to a peaceful society even though laureates are different in many ways and come from different social strata, groups and generations. We, the people running the Prize, want, at least to reach this vision.

„This award has stepped out of the hermeticity of Croatian society, the Award achieved something we couldn't even hope for, it outgrew all of us because, otherwise, it wouldn't survive. It had to grow, gather peacebuilding schools, open up towards books, announce more laureates, give a hand across borders. Now it leads us – we act as it is not like that, but we enjoy following it and growing with it!“