Nominations open for 2023 Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights

We invite representatives and employees of trade unions throughout the world to nominate candidates for next year's award of the Arthur Svensson international prize for trade union rights. Deadline is 1st of January 2023.

The prize amount is NOK 500,000 (approx. EUR/USD 47.500). NOK 250,000 goes directly to the prize winner and an equal amount will be spent on projects related to the prize winner.

Since 2010,  the Svensson Prize has been awarded to persons and organizations that has worked predominately to promote trade union rights and organizing around the world. Amongst the previous winners we find leaders and activists of the teachers union in Bahrain, the Miners union in Mexico, textile workers in Cambodia, independent trade unions in Belarus and Kazakhstan and many more. Last year the health workers’ union in Liberia and their leader was awarded the prize.

The nomination deadline is January the 1st 2023, but we encourage to start the nomination process as soon as possible. The nominees will be judged on to what extent the person or organization has promoted union rights and/or union organizing in the world. 

About the award.   

Previous winners.