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JURY STUDYING THE NOMINATIONS PRIX VOLTAIRE INTERNATIONAL
 
After a careful proces of setting up the criteria, selecting candidates and creating a prepared
shortlist of nominees by a committee of Nyenrode University, a list of names is now on the desk of
the international jury.
 
Only one winner will be selected. The independent jury is formed by 4 members: mrs Debra
Benton, mrs Melanie Schultz van Haegen, mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and jury chairman mr
Mervyn King.
 
At the Award Ceremony, held on Friday november 9, mr King will announce the winner to the
invited audience.
 
The selection and election protocol are part of a closed proces. Candidates can not be nominated
from outside the protocol and the jury’s voting procedure leading to the final decision is secret.
 
The criteria for the PRIX VOLTAIRE INTERNATIONAL:
 
The nominee:
  1. HAS SUCCESSFULLY TAKEN THE INITIATIVE TO LAUNCH AND REALISE PLANS WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY CONTRIBUTES TO ONE OR MORE OF THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INITIATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS 
  2. IS REGARDED TO BE AN EXAMPLE TO SOCIETY, NOT ONLY BY THE PRIX VOLTAIRE INTERNATIONAL JURY, BUT BY A WIDE AUDIENCE AS WELL
  3. CONTRIBUTES TO THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE
  4. HAS GIVEN PROOF OF HAVING THE ABILITY TO INFLUENCE THE LIVES OF MANY IN A POSITIVE WAY
  5. HAS A HIGHLY DEVELOPED MORAL COMPASS, WELL DEVELOPED IDENTITY AND ORIGINALITY, IS COURAGEOUS AND DECISIVE AND HAS THE ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE DISRUPTION
  6. IS ACTIVELY TAKING THE LEAD AND ASSERTS RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIETY AS WELL AS SUSTAINABILITY IN A WIDER PERSPECTIVE, TRANSCENDING NATIONAL BORDERS AND INTEREST 

The Prix Voltaire International will be granted for the first time this year and will be organised on an annual basis.

Resume Jury Prix Voltaire International

mrs Debra Benton
mrs Melanie Schultz van Haegen
mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
mr Mervyn King (chairman)

Jury Deliberates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deliberation