Annual Human Rights Chaillot Prize 2018

The European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar announces the launch of this year’s Edition of the Chaillot Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights in the GCC Region.


The Chaillot Prize is presented annually by the Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh (responsible for relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman and State of Qatar), in co-operation with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates and the Embassies of the European Union Member States to the GCC countries, to individuals, civil society organisations and public or private institutions for constructive actions, campaigns and projects which support human rights awareness, promotion and protection in the GCC region. The Prize is named after the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, in which, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December, 1948.


The European Union Delegation would like to open the call this year for nominations in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates for the annual Human Rights Chaillot Prize 2018, which will be awarded in the country of the winner, in December. The deadline for submission of nominations is Thursday November 8, 2018.  Since the 2017 Chaillot Prize was awarded to Glowork in Saudi Arabia in recognition of its important and constructive ground breaking work to increase female employment, this year the award will go to one or more civil society organisations, public or private institutions, or individuals from one of the other GCC countries.

Chaillot Prize announcement

Application Form - Chaillot Prize 2018

Award Rules and Procedures 2018

More informations in the Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates website