Exhibition on the Sakharov Prize

Human Rights in the Heart of Europe

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  • 10 Jan - 15 Feb 2022
    Krakovo embankment
    10 Jan - 15 Feb 2022
    Krakovo embankment

From January 10 to February 15 2022, the Office of the European Parliament in Slovenia will host an open-air exhibition on the Kraków Embankment in Ljubljana on the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which has been awarded by the European Parliament since 1988 and is the European Union's most important recognition in the field of human rights.

It is a tribute to individuals, groups, and organizations who have made tremendous contributions to freedom of thought around the world. The European Parliament, through the award and the network associated with it, supports the winners to fight more easily and courageously for the ideas they believe in.

So far, the award has been given to dissidents, political leaders, journalists, newspaper editors, lawyers, civil society activists, writers, mothers and wives, minority leaders, the counter-terrorism and political violence movement, peace activists, torture fighters, comic book authors, prisoners, a filmmaker, the United Nations as an organization, and even a child fighting for the right to education. Several laureates, including Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, also received the Nobel Peace Prize after receiving the Sakharov Prize.

The award is named after Russian physicist, dissident and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov. According to the Nobel Committee, which also awarded him the Peace Prize in 1975, Sakharov was the "voice of the conscience of humanity."


Free admission