The European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar announces the launch of the ninth Edition of the Chaillot Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights in the GCC Region. The Prize honours local civil society organisations, public or private institutions, as well as individuals for their efforts in promoting general awareness of human rights and the rights of vulnerable groups in the GCC region.
In 2017, the Chaillot Prize will be awarded to applicants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for actions, campaigns or projects launched (or in progress) after the 1st of January 2017.
The deadline for submitting applications for this year's edition is 12 November, 2017. The Prize Winner will be determined by the European Union Delegation in Riyadh in close co-operation with the Embassies of European Union Member States accredited to the GCC countries. An awarding ceremony will be organised in December 2017 to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, on the 10th of December 1948, at the Palais de Chaillot, in Paris.
Interested candidates are invited to refer to the Award Rules and Procedures and the Application Form published on
For questions and clarifications, applicants may call on + 966 11 4827057 or write to DELEGATION-SAUDI-ARABIA-HUMAN-RIGHTS@eeas.europa.eu