The Future Policy Award
The Future Policy Award celebrates policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations. The aim of the award is to raise global awareness for these exemplary policies and speed up policy action towards just, sustainable and peaceful societies. The Future Policy Award is the first award that celebrates policies rather than people on an international level. Each year the World Future Council chooses one topic on which policy progress is particularly urgent.
About the Award
The Future Policy Award is designed to alert policymakers and the public to the importance of best practice in lawmaking and highlight outstanding examples of regulatory vision. The Award draws attention to existing sustainable policies and demonstrates that when political will is asserted, positive change can happen.
Celebrating visionary policies raises public awareness, encourages rapid learning and speeds up policy action towards just, sustainable and peaceful societies. That is why each year the World Future Council calls for the nomination of policies that are inspiring, innovative and influential.
In 2014, the Future Policy Award will celebrate exemplary laws and policies that contribute to ending one of the most pervasive, worldwide human rights violations: violence against women and girls. Around the world, experts from international organisations, civil society and academia will be invited to submit nominations for policies that contribute towards the goal of ending violence against women, notably preventive measures against violence, protection of victims/survivors, provision of support services and prosecution of perpetrators.
In 2013, the Future Policy Award celebrated policies for sustainable disarmament that contribute to the achievement of peace, sustainable development, and security.
The Future Policy Award 2012 highlighted the world’s most inspiring, innovative and influential policies on the protection of oceans and coasts.
In the International Year of Forests, the Future Policy Award 2011 celebrated successful policies that protect, enhance and sustainably utilize forests for people, and thus contribute to a better world.
In the International Year on Biodiversity, the Future Policy Award 2010 celebrated the world's best biodiversity policies.
The Future Policy Award 2009 highlighted exemplary policies for food security.