The Icebreakers Award

Presented for remarkable achievements in upholding the rule of law, building civil society and protecting dignity of any human being.

Tech IT

Awarding the development of technological innovations in projects with significant social impact.


Awarding projects which found a way to come with new narrative about human rights and activism and successfully reached out to vast public through social media channels.


Awarding new grassroots initiatives, which emerged as a reaction to public authorities´ shortcomings or misdeeds and are demanding change or suggesting new solutions to local problems in a peaceful way.

Eyes On

Awarding journalists who are systematically and thoroughly covering events happening in Eastern European, the Caucasus or Central Asia for the European public.

Public Award

Awarded to the winner of the public voting on the Icebreakers Awards website which starts October 1st 2022. You decide who is the winner!

Open Call / Nominate

Please shortly describe the candidate’s activities and why this person or project deserves the Icebreakers Awards
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Icebreakers Awards 2021