Apply for the UCLG Peace Prize 2022

Does your local government have an initiative that promotes peace in the broadest sense of the word? Apply with your local government for the third edition of the UCLG Peace Prize and have the chance to win €20,000 and the opportunity to share your peace initiative with the rest of the world.


The UCLG Peace Prize is a global award for local governments that implement successful initiatives in peacebuilding, conflict prevention, post-conflict reconstruction, and reconciliation. It celebrates successful initiatives undertaken by local governments and stimulates others to follow suit. Moreover, it aims at generating international public attention for the role local governments play in ensuring sustainable and peaceful development. The prize is open for award to local governments who either work for peace and conflict resolution in their own area or provide positive assistance to local governments in conflict and fragile areas.

Submitting your initiative is very easy, using the application form that can be found here. You will be asked to describe the initiative of your local government in a maximum of 500 words. The deadline for submission is the 31st of March. After a technical scoring by the evaluation committee, the jury will select five finalists who will be invited to make a documentary about their initiative which will be shared during the UCLG World Congress in Deajeon in October 2022. The finalists will be sponsored to present their peace initiatives during this congress that will also feature the award ceremony. The winning local government will receive a prize package of €20.000 to strengthen its initiative or facilitate exchange with other local governments.

The launch event with tips for applicants can be viewed through this link, and you can easily check your eligibility here.

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