Since the year 2000 SOLIDAR organises every year the Silver Rose Awards Ceremony in the European Parliament with the support of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

This event brings together more than 400 people to celebrate individuals and organisations whose extraordinary struggles contribute greatly to social justice and solidarity throughout the world.

Winners are sometimes well-known; others are simply ordinary people leading extraordinary lives, reaching out to the most vulnerable groups in their societies, advocating for their rights, campaigning for their needs, and providing essential services such as soup kitchens, housing, children’s holidays and literacy classes. As SOLIDAR member organisations work both in Europe and around the world, examples of worthy recipients are not difficult to identify.

Previous award winners include Aminatou Haidar, Western Sahara human rights defender; Labour Education Foundation in Pakistan and Robert Badinter from France. See the full list of winners.

SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards 2014

This year’s ceremony will take place mid-February 2015 (exact date to be announced). The Call for Nominations is now open. Everyone is welcome to make a nomination, especially member organisations or other organisations and individuals who actively support SOLIDAR’s work. The deadline for the submission of your nominations is set on 28th November 2014. The nomination should be made by using the nomination form. A more detailed explanation of the procedure you can find here

We livestream the event at #SilverRoseAwards.

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