Youth Fusion, Basel Peace Office, and the Office of Cantonal and Urban Development (Department of Presidential Affairs, Canton of Basel-Stadt) invite nominations for the Peace, nuclear Abolition and Climate Engaged Youth (PACEY) Award 2022.
Two prizes of €5000 Euro each will be awarded to exemplary youth projects or initiatives to advance peace, climate protection and/or disarmament, especially nuclear disarmament.
One of the awards is for a European youth project and the other award is for a global youth project or project from outside of Europe.
The Basel PACEY Award supports youth projects which advance effective policy action to cut carbon emissions, enhance the transition to renewable energies, address and resolve international conflicts, abolish nuclear weapons, reduce weapons budgets and investments, and/or support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Priority will be given to projects making the connections between the peace, climate and nuclear disarmament issues, and their increasing relevance in times of the pandemic.
About the Basel PACEY Award
Youth movements for climate action, peace and nuclear disarmament have sprung up in Europe and around the world in the past few years as young people have become concerned about existential threats to current and future generations, and increasingly frustrated at the lack of effective action by governments to address these threats.
In 2020, the Basel Peace Office launched the Basel PACEY Award to highlight and assist youth action. The inaugural award was won by Green Building Municipality project, a multi-ethnic youth gardening initiative from a conflict region in the town of Mitrovica, Kosovo.
The 2021 winners were a project the Platform for Peace and Humanity to advance the legal and human right to peace through a Global Coalition of Youth Ambassadors, and a project of World’s Youth for Climate Justice to take the issue of climate change to the International Court of Justice (World Court).
Award decision and ceremony
The three finalists in each category will be invited to present their project at an online conference on Intergenerational Dialogue on Peace, Climate, Nuclear Disarmament and the Pandemic, which is being held on January 20, 2022 in conjunction with the Basel Peace Forum 2022. The winning awards in each category will be decided by conference participants through ballot.
Young activists and youth organisations are permitted to nominate their own projects. Submit your nomination online at PACEY Plus Award .
Deadline for all nominations is now January 10, 2022. All finalists will present virtually.
The Basel PACEY Plus Award is made possible by the support of the President’s Office of the Basel-Stadt Kanton and the personal support of Prof. Andreas Nidecker, MD, President of the Basel Peace Office.