Every year, since the year 2000, SOLIDAR organises its Silver Rose Awards in the European Parliament in cooperation with the S&D Group, an occasion to celebrate Civil Society Organisations and individuals whose extraordinary struggles contribute greatly to social justice and solidarity throughout the world.
This year, however, the war in Ukraine has reminded us of the darkest side of humanity. Its’ devastating effects displayed in the thousands of lives lost, homes destroyed, families torn apart, people trapped in apocalyptic circumstances and the millions fleeing to safety. In times like this, SOLIDAR, its members and the whole Progressive family mobilise support for Ukraine and organize for peace and common security. Peace is not just the absence of armed conflict it must be an active exercise through which we strive to build bridges between people, engage in negotiations and dialogue among civil society, trade unions, parliamentarians, and local authorities.
In its 2022 edition, and celebrating its 20+1 annual anniversary, the Silver Rose will celebrate those who work actively towards peace, dialogue and common security. An individual or organisation that reminds us that with collective action, courage, perseverance, and commitment – another path is possible towards a Europe of peace. Because of the current tragic circumstances, the focus of the Silver Rose Awards will be on Peace and Common security, which will be awarded with a special Thematic Award by the Jury.
Thus, the nomination process is officially open. Deadline to send the nominations is 16 May 2022.
Read the CALL FOR NOMINATIONS here
Send us your nomination by FILLING IN THE FORM here