Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award for courage and excellence in the promotion of freedom, solidarity and equality

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Paweł Adamowicz was the long-serving Mayor of the City of Gdańsk when he was murdered in January 2019 whilst carrying out his public duties.

While working for and representing democracy at a local level, he engaged with those who too often go unheard, offered solidarity to those in need, and advocated for the diversity which makes our societies more open and richer.

The Award represents a strong signal of hope for all elected representatives, officials and ordinary citizens who, despite the risks, live to make democracy work at a local level by supporting better and more open communities.

It is a partnership between the City of Gdańsk, the European Committee of the Regions, which Mr Adamowicz was a member of, and the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN), which the City of Gdańsk joined under the mayorship of Mr Adamowicz.

​Adam​owicz Award 2022

The 2022 Adamowicz Award was launched on 9 June at the General Assembly of ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network) in Gdansk. You may watch the recording of the ICORN General Assembly here​.

To nominate the next winner of the award, please fill this online nomination form by 31 October 2022. The deadline has been extended until 14 November. 

If you are representing:

  • ​​a member-city of ICORN
  • a group of 15 COR members
  • any city or regional council (its formal decision)
  • an international organisation (its formal decision)

Y​ou may nominate an individual or an organisation that you consider worthy of this award for the promotion of freedom, solidarity, integration and peace​. Read here the nomination criteria. ​


Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia
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