Chamisso Prize Winners 2017

Writer Abbas Khider (right) receives the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize worth 15,000 euros. The two Promotional Prizes worth 7,000 euros each go to the authors Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharajah.

Ein Blick in das magazin frieden

The Magazine "Peace"

Conflicts worldwide are increasing, in both number and intensity. To achieve peace, we need to do more than just put down guns. People need to feel that they live in a safe and just society. What can a single person contribute to peace? In our new magazine we present projects and introduce you to people who commit themselves to a peaceful coexistence in very different ways.
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Foundation for Peace

War and conflict leave their mark on a society long after the fighting has ended. And it is often underestimated how important the process of reconciliation after the conflict is. At the "Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice, and Remembrance," participants from more than 15 countries around the world come together to converse with German experts and visit local memorial sites.
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Engaging with Ukraine

In order to return to a life of peaceful coexistence, the people in Ukraine need a strong civil society - and the attention of the West. The training program Ukraine Calling helps German participants to establish contacts within the country. They organize youth encounters, strengthen minorities, and support independent journalists.
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Getting to Know and Understand India

Journalist Fabian Kretschmer (left) spent three months in India as a participant in a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. In an interview, he talks about the first female bus driver in Delhi, the status of freedom of the press in India, and why national stereotypes are sometimes a necessary evil.