The Freedom Prize is an educational initiative which aims to raise awareness of freedom, peace and Human rights, inspired by the values of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 in Normandy. The Freedom Prize invites young people aged 15 to 25 from France and around the world to choose an inspiring person or organisation, committed to an exemplary fight for freedom. What makes this prize so special is that it involves young people at each of its stages: from the proposals submitted to the international panel of judges to the final selection of the winner.
International panel of judges: the call for applications is open
Among the highlights of the Freedom Prize, the deliberations of the international panel of judges made up of 24 young people aged between 15 and 25 years from various backgrounds and from all countries. The call for applications to be part of the jury is open from 1 September to 15 November 2021.
Conditions to apply:
- Be between 15 and 25 years old during the two days of jury deliberation;
- Express yourself orally and in writing in French or English;
- Complete and send the application form no later than November 15, 2021.
Deliberations in Normandy
Open to 24 young internationals aged 15 to 25, this jury will meet the week of February 7, 2021 in Normandy to study the people or organizations submitted via the call for proposals "Our Freedom 2022 Prize", to designate the three people organizations which will be submitted to the online vote organized from 15 March to 25 April 2022. This vote will make it possible to decide between them and to designate the laureate of the fourth edition of the Freedom Prize.
The deliberations will be supervised and animated by the International Institute for Human Rights and Peace, through participatory activities based on respect for the opinion of the other and mobilizing skills such as the ability to work in team and argumentation.
Discovery of Normandy and participation in the 2022 Freedom Prize award ceremony
The 24 young people selected to be part of the international jury for the Freedom Prize will gather for several days in Normandy for the deliberations. This stay will be an opportunity for all the members of the jury to discover various emblematic sites of Norman heritage, including some strong symbols of the fight for freedom, during organized visits.
All transport, accommodation and catering costs will be covered by the organizers.
The members of the jury will also be invited to the Freedom Prize award event which will take place in Caen as part of the Normandy for Peace World Forum in June 2022.