Award Ceremony 2022
On October 11, 2022, the award ceremony for the Shimon Peres Prize took place for the sixth time at the Berlin City Hall. After a reception hosted by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey, we celebrated the award ceremony in the presence of the Peres family, the Environmental Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the Israeli Ambassador and numerous guests from Israel and Germany. Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock presented the award to two outstanding collaborative projects: an Israeli-German project and, for the first time, a German-Israeli-Emirati project. Both have been particularly committed to forward-looking issues:

Creating Holocaust Awareness Among German and Israeli Youth on TikTok
Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator 2021 (BIPA)

Dr. Klaus Lederer, Deputy Mayor of Berlin, warmly welcomed the approximately 300 guests in the Great Ceremonial Hall of the Berlin City Hall. Jury members, Dr. Alice Brauner and Antonia Yamin, moderated the evening in German and Hebrew. In her speech, Prof. Tsvia Walden, daughter of Shimon Peres, emphasized the importance of creativity and optimism in shaping a more just and peaceful world. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock underlined in her keynote speech, that this year's projects are an exemplary continuation of the legacy of Shimon Peres, who was always committed to social and international cooperation as well as courageous and forward-looking innovations.

Dr. Tamara Or, director of the Future Forum, acknowledged the groundbreaking work of the awardees, reminding the audience "that what we do and what we stand for says much more about who we are than where we come from and what we believe."

Dr. Yonatan (Yoni) Peres, son of Shimon Peres, and his band Zman le Shalom (“Time for Peace”) provided the musical entertainment with songs in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

The event concluded with a shared celebration with music, food and drinks at the City Hall.

Click here for the event program.
Award Ceremony in the past years
Award Ceremony 2021
On 6 October 2021, the Shimon Peres Prize was awarded for the fifth time in the presence of the Peres family. Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas presented the award to two outstanding Israeli-German cooperation projects, which were particularly dedicated to societal relevant issues in both countries: InterCare & … Continue reading
Award Ceremony 2020
On September 8, 2020, the Shimon Peres Prize was presented for the fourth time by the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation. This year, due to the Covid-related restrictions on travel and public gatherings, the ceremony was held in the digital space. You can still … Continue reading
2019 Award Ceremony
The Shimon Peres Prize award ceremony was held in Berlin for the third time on 15 September 2019, in the presence of the Peres family. The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, presented the award to two Israeli-German collaborative projects: “Professional Exchange: Understanding and Responsibilities” … Continue reading
Award Ceremony 2018
The Shimon-Peres-Prize 2018 was awarded on October 10 by Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to two German-Israeli collaborations – the music project Caravan Orchestra and the film incubator Out of Place. The ceremony took place in the Rotes Rathaus (city hall) of Berlin and was attended by the Peres Family and 350 … Continue reading
2017 Award Ceremony
The Shimon-Peres-Prize was first awarded on October 10, 2017 by Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of the former Israeli president. The jury had chosen two German-Israeli cooperation projects which had shown outstanding dedication to civil society in different … Continue reading