The Arthur Svensson International Prize is presented to a person or organization who has promoted union rights and/or strengthened unionization. The prize is NOK 500,000 (approximately EUR 63,000/USD 86,000) and is awarded annually based on nominations made by unions and union representatives from across the world.
Who is eligble for the prize?
The prize will be awarded to a person or organization that has particularly promoted union rights and/or strengthened trade union organization. Deceased persons cannot be nominated.Previous recipients
2010: Wellington Chibebe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
2011: Shaher Sae’d, secretary general of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions
2012: C.CAWDU, Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic UnionWho can nominate candidates?
Representatives and employees of Norwegian and international trade unions. Nomination requirements
The nomination must include arguments for why the candidate is nominated.
It must also be clear who is making the nomination and the nominator's relationship with the proposed candidate.
The deadline for nominating candidates is 31 January 2013. The prize committee
Leif Sande, Committee Chair (Industri Energi), the two former LO presidents Gerd-Liv Valla and Yngve Hågensen, Randi Bjørgen (former President of the Confederation of Vocational Unions), Helga Hjetland (former President of the Union of Education Norway), Finn Erik Thoresen (Board Leader of Norwegian People's Aid) and Liv Tørres (Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid). Submission of nominations
Nominations can be made in Norwegian, English, French or Spanish by completing the form on http://www.svenssonprize.com/
or to Committee Secretary Espen Løken (Industri Energi) by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: +47 23 06 13 60.
Please label your nominations with the text: Arthur Svensson International Prize
Read more about the prize and the statutes at http://www.svenssonprize.com/
or contact Espen Løken on mobile tel. : +47 918 49 707, or e-mail: email@example.com
The prize was established by Industri Energi, a Norwegian federation of trade unions that organizes employees in the field of oil and gas, chemical industries and woodworking industries.
Publisert av: Christine M. Christensen | Sist oppdatert: 05.10.2012 kl 09:43 | Opprettet: 05.10.2012