The Frankofoniprize is awarded to individuals or an organization based in Sweden that has been carried through French speaking project during 2014. The project aim towards supporting Frankofonis humanitarian and cultural values.
The price is given out during the Frankofoni month, which is arranged during the month of March. It includes a number of events such as the French film festival in Uppsala, the African film festival in Stockholm and award gala night in Uppsala. In addition, a lecture about the Romanian perspective on the First World War will be given at Stockholm University. A large amount of concerts, exhibitions, screenings and documentaries will be organized during the month of March in different cities in Sweden.
Meanwhile, Fanny Hägerstam, a Swedish journalist based in Tunisia, has been nominated for the Frankofoniprize 2015 for her book “Det här är vår tid” in which she described the faith of four women in Tunisia during the revolution. She has focused mainly on issues concerning the development of the country after the revolution. She works among other for Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Television and the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. The award is accompanied with 30,000 Swedish kronor.
The prize-giving will take place on 19th March 2015 at Uppsala University. Furthermore, at the award night, there will also be a conference with the theme “Fighting electoral violence: tools and strategies” with the following participants: Yves Leterme (IDEA), Peter Wallensteen (Uppsala universitet), Anders Sjögren och Jesper Bjarnesen (The Nordic Africa Institute).
The Frankofoni project is supported by Folkuniversitetet and Uppsala University in partnership with embassies of French speaking countries in Sweden like Algeriet, Belgien, Bulgarien, Demokratiska Republiken Kongo, Egypten, Frankrike, Grekland, Kanada, Libanon, Marocko, Moldavien, Republiken Kongo, Rumänien, Schweiz, Tunisien
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