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International Prize «WE ARE TOGETHER»
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About the Prize
The goal of the Prize is to encourage citizens and organizations for their great contribution to solving important humanitarian problems

The Prize is dedicated to fighting against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the vulnerable segments of the population during the pandemic.
Application form for individuals (Nomination For Substantial Contribution to Tackling Major Humanitarian Challenges)
! The application must be fully filled either in English or Russian.

! All the information must be valid, correct and true

! If you have official supporting documentation you must attach it to your application, as soon as it may represent your advantage.

! Both an individual and an organization should refer to the whole range of his/her or its activities and campaigns aimed at fighting against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the vulnerable segments of population during the pandemic, which have been held starting from February 2020 till now.

! If you are nominated by an organization or Prize partner, you should attach the official recommendation letter to your application before you submit it.
Citizenship
Surname (as written in your passport)
First name (as written in your passport)
Father’s name (only if applicable to your passport!)
Gender
Date of birth
Place of birth (as written in your passport)
Passport number (and series if applicable)
Passport issue date
Passport expiration date
Home address (country, city, street, the number of the building, postcode)
Passport/visa type photo
Position
Name of the organization in which you work or study
Mobile phone number (Whatsapp number)
Email
Instagram
Facebook
Did you implement activities during the pandemic on your own, or did you act as a part of an organization? Specify the name of the organization or movement
The core idea of your event / activity (including the name of the event, description of the activity)
Describe your personal contribution to the implementation of the event. What was your role in it (the organizer of the event/ the team-leader, organization stuff/ volunteer/ etc)? Why do you deserve to be nominated for the Prize?
Describe the relevance of your contribution, add references to official statistics (why did you choose this particular activity, how did your contribution correspond to the needs of the society during the pandemic).
The geographical spread (the cities that were covered by the event)
The aim of the event
Was the activity carried out in the high-risk environment? Please specify.
Describe the target groups of the activity (including the quantitative data, specifics, actual needs)
Number of volunteers engaged, unique features of the information campaign
The outcome and positive effects of the event
What specific volunteers’ skills and knowledge were applied in the preparation and implementation of the event?
Persistence of the project, prospects for its development
Additional resources of the activity (partners, any financial support, local community assistance, etc.)
Share photo and video materials, official documents confirming the results (reports, presentations, etc.)
Share the links to news publications and public reports that confirm the results and relevance of the activity
Other files/documents that confirm the results and relevance of the activity (diplomas, recognition letters, etc)
Additional information
Name the Prize’s Partner organization that endorses your application (the list of the Prize’s Partner organizations is published on the Prize’s website)
Scans of the official recommendation letter from the Prize’s Partner organization
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Application form for organizations
! The application must be fully filled either in English or Russian.

! All the information must be valid, correct and true

! If you have official supporting documentation you must attach it to your application, as soon as it may represent your advantage.

! Both an individual and an organization should refer to the whole range of his/her or its activities and campaigns aimed at fighting against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the vulnerable segments of population during the pandemic, which have been held starting from February 2020 till now.

! If you are nominated by an organization or Prize partner, you should attach the official recommendation letter to your application before you submit it.
Nomination
Name of the organization
Scale and reach of the organization
The country of registration/ HQ
Date of registration/ establishment
Legal registration form
Short description of the organization’s activity, information on main projects of the last 5 years
Number of permanent members
+
Number of employees
+
Taxpayer Identification Number
State registration number
Industrial Enterprises Classifier
Physical address
Registered address
Data on branch offices/ representation offices in other cities/ countries/ regions
The concept of the organization annual activities & strategy for engaging new members & information about partners
Head of the organization
Chief accounting officer
Web-site
Instagram
Facebook
The core idea of the organization’s event / activity during the pandemic (including the name of the event, description of the activity)
Describe the organization’s contribution to the implementation of the event.
Describe the relevance of the organization’s contribution, add references to official statistics (why was this particular activity chosen and how did it correspond to the needs of the society during the pandemic).
The geographical spread (which cities were covered by the event)
The aim of the event
Was the activity carried out in the high-risk environment? Please specify.
Describe the target groups of the activity (including the quantitative data, specifics, actual needs)
Number of volunteers engaged
+
Unique features of the information campaign
The outcome and positive effects of the event
Persistence of the project, prospects for its development
Additional resources of the organization for the activity (partners, state financial support, etc.)
Share the links to photo and video materials, official documents confirming the results (reports, presentations, etc.)
Share the links to news publications and public reports that confirm the results and relevance of the activity
Additional information
Name the Prize’s Partner organization that endorses your application (The list of the Prize’s Partner organizations is published on the Prize’s website)
Scans of the official recommendation letter from the Prize’s Partner organization
Citizenship of the organization’s representative
Surname (as written in your passport)
First name (as written in your passport)
Father’s name (only if applicable to your passport!)
Gender
Date of birth
Place of birth (as written in your passport)
Passport number (and series if applicable)
Passport issue date
Passport expiration date
Home address (country, city, street, the number of the building, postcode)
Job position in the organization
Mobile phone number
Email
Passport/ visa type photo
The document of authorization assigning the person to represent the organization during its participation at the Prize
North America
Europe
CIS
Asia-Pacific
Middle East and North Africa
Africa
South America
Sharing the information about your project with the whole world
Expert support (meetings with high-ranking guests, leading experts, public figures)
Opportunities
Accompanying the laureates throughout the year: meetings with high-ranking guests, leading experts and public figures in the winning countries
The nominations will remain unchanged from year to year. The key themes of the Prize will change annually
For Substantial Contribution to Tackling Major Humanitarian Challenges
Nomination
Laureates of the 2021 Prize

Sub-nomination "Personal contribution of a citizen"
For those, who have made a contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19 at the regional
or national level:
⦁ Volunteers
⦁ Participants of the projects
⦁ Leaders of volunteer organizations and associations
⦁ Others

Adil Abdullayev
Country: Azerbaijan
Project name: "Do not remain indifferent"
Adil Abdullayev together with his friends created the campaign "Biganə qalma!" (Eng. "Do not remain indifferent.") The purpose of the campaign is to provide food assistance to citizens who are left without means of subsistence.

Every day, a team of volunteers makes lists of those who need to get help, form food packages and distribute them to addresses.

The "Biganə qalma" team continues to carry out various actions aimed at helping people: they provide local assistance to citizens (treatment, payment of utility bills, purchase of products, employment).
Danara Saranova
Country: Kazakhstan
Project name:
"Shymkent Volunteers against COVID-19"
A UN Volunteer and social activist from Kazakhstan Danara Saranova, together with the Youth Public Association "Graduates of ACCESS of Shymkent "ASAA", organized an initiative to help those in need in the city of Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

During the pandemic, the volunteers supported the population of disadvantaged areas with products and hygiene items. Ms. Saranova personally helped with packing, logistics, and targeted delivery of more than 1 thousand food packages from partners.
Célia Domiciano Dantas Montenegro
Country: Brazil
Project name: "Helping pour families"
Célia Domiciano Dantas Montenegro is the President of Bayeux Franco Brasileira, a non-profit organization. During the pandemic, an NGO organized a fundraising service to buy food and hygiene items for particularly vulnerable families in the poorest regions of the country, some of which remain under control of criminals.

Célia Domiciano Dantas Montenegro has worked with the country's charities, food providers, private donors and volunteers to help as many people as possible.

With the help of local radio stations, the organizing team was able to talk about the fundraising and regularly inform the local population about the measures to combat COVID-19.

Sub-nomination "Medicine" (for individuals and organizations)
For representatives of the medical community for their contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19 at the regional or national level:
⦁ Doctors
⦁ Nurses
⦁ Ambulance workers
⦁ Medical students
⦁ Private and public medical organizations
⦁ Others
"Gomel Regional Tuberculosis Clinical Hospital"
(Natalia Juravleva)
Country: Belarus
Project name: "Providing care for patients with COVID-19"
Gomel Regional Tuberculosis Clinical Hospital is a medical institution, opened in 2001, specializing
in the provision of specialized medical care to patients with phthisiatric, pulmonological and currently infectious profiles.

At the beginning of the first wave of the pandemic, the hospital was redesigned into an infectious diseases hospital to provide medical care to patients with COVID-19. All patients had the opportunity to undergo oxygen therapy, including high-flow and non-invasive ventilation, etc.

In addition to medical work, 400 medical workers of the institution carried out information and educational work among local residents, telling about protection and prevention measures. The work was carried out in constant contact with patients, in conditions of health risk.
Filipe Lipster
Country: Ecuador
Project name: "DataFlow Project"
The project aims to collect data on various diseases, as well as on the social status of the patient. Information and recommendations are entered into an electronic database. This provided significant assistance to doctors during the fight against COVID19, when the struggle for the lives of patients went on for minutes. Moreover, the NGO was able to use the collected data to find the indigenous
groups which were affected the most by the pandemic, and to provide material assistance to these groups.

The main part of the organization's work is aimed at victims of violence, people affected by natural disasters, pregnant women, people with serious illnesses, as well as representatives of small ethnic groups.
Portuguese Red Cross
(Duarte Soares)

Country: Portugal
Project name: "I help those who help"
The Portuguese Red Cross provides humanitarian and social assistance to the most vulnerable people in cooperation with key government agencies and partners.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the PRC have launched the project "I help those who help". The project is aimed at raising funds for the purchase of PRC, medical and logistics materials, which were distributed free of charge to the population.

In response to the pandemic, the PRC team created an online platform that helped organize testing and vaccination of the Portugal citizens. The platform also made it possible to provide the population with social services: psychological assistance, delivery of food and medicine, informing the population.

Sub-nomination "Business" (for individuals and organizations)
For those, who reoriented their own business into a socially responsible in the context of the pandemic:

⦁ Representatives of small, medium and large businesses
⦁ Individual entrepreneurs who distributed goods and services free of charge, donated funds to charitable foundations
⦁ Others
Targets Hygienic Inc.
(Willie Y McGill)

Country: Liberia
Project name: " Providing hygiene items to the population of Liberia
Targets Hygienic Inc. is a young, dynamic startup that helps local farms sell products to improve hygiene in the Monrovia region of Liberia: liquid soap, antiseptics, disinfectants.

The startup works with 50 households, medical centers and businesses, reaching over 3,000 beneficiaries. The startup's goal is to build the first preventive care research facility in Monrovia within two years to become the first leading manufacturer and supplier of personal care products in Liberia.

In the midst of the pandemic, the startup decided to sell free soaps and antiseptics to local communities to help fight the virus. The main categories of citizens are: poor families, religious institutions and medical organizations.
International Youth Edu-Skills Foundation
(Akil Mohammad)

Country: India
Project name: "COVID Help Store"
The International Youth Edu-Skills Foundation provides youth with opportunities to achieve the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through education, employment and entrepreneurship.

The Foundation organizes fundraising campaigns for those in need of treatment, donor camps,
provides household assistance to the homeless, as well as organizes professional development programs and provides young talented people with the opportunity to participate in national and international competitions, forums and programs.

As part of the pandemic, the Foundation organized a humanitarian project "COVID Help Store". The project is aimed at raising funds to form food packages for families who have lost their earnings due to the pandemic in total, the NGO has distributed over 45 tons of humanitarian aid to the population. The team initiated a regular radio program and social media posts raising awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and teaching the basic hygienic rules.
Liu Bo Ming
Country: China
Project name: "The Baozi brothers"
The project led by Liu Bo Ming is aimed to helping doctors and medical personnel who have to fight COVID-19 in the red zone. The Baozi brothers campaign organized continuous work of 3 enterprises which produced and delivered food for medical personnel.

The enterprises involved volunteers who worked in shifts. The project raised more than 200,000 yuan in donations, which allowed the team to supply doctors and medical staff for more than 20 days on the frontline of the epidemic with meals and medical kits.

Sub-nomination "Education and Technology" (for individuals and organizations)
For representatives of educational and technological organizations that have contributed to the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection through scientific and technological discoveries:

⦁ Inventors and developers
⦁ Programmers
⦁ Organizations of secondary and higher education
⦁ Research centers
⦁ Technology companies
⦁ Others
Turkish Red Crescent
Community Based Migration Programs
(Alper Kucuk)

Country: Turkey
Project name: " An Adaptive and Shock-Responsive Model: Community Centers vs. COVID-19"
The organization has developed a national pandemic response plan. On the basis of 16 regional public centers work was launched to conduct research on the dynamics of the disease, as well as to develop preventive measures based on statistics. Through the programs, local residents could receive hygiene kits and ration cards, services of psychologists, lawyers and doctors, get vaccinated.

The organization conducted online courses and training sessions for business and public organizations dedicated to introducing online products for work.

More than 100 companies were able to restructure their work and continue their activities during the pandemic..
Institute of Field Robotics (FIBO), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
(Supachai Vongbunyong)
Country: Thailand
Project name: " FIBO vs COVID-19"
During the pandemic, the country's first Institute of Field Robotics of the Thonburi Technological University, engaged in developments in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, initiated the project "FIBO vs. COVID-19 ".

The goal of the project is to reduce the risk of infection by ensuring social distance between health workers and patients. Researchers have developed 6 types of robots that allow hospital medical staff to reduce the number of operational tasks.

Robots can take on the functionality of consultants on basic medical issues that do not require the participation of specialists, as well as help in the transportation of small loads, medicines, food and disinfection of premises..
Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dina Ben Yehuda)
Country: Israel
Project name: " Pooled Coronavirus Testing Program"
As Israel prepared for its first lockdown, Hebrew University professors and graduate students began setting up a lab next to the Hadassah Virology Lab on the Ein Kerem campus. With the permission of the head of the department of virology, a laboratory appeared on the basis of the University. Students worked in it and carried out express testing of large asymptomatic groups by pulling method. Later, the laboratory acquired a special robot capable of quickly and efficiently collecting and combining individual smears, while tracing the origin of each sample.

Thanks to this machine, the joint virology laboratory was rapidly performing up to 8,000 tests per day at the start of the pandemic

Special nomination "Good Deed of the Year"
The special nomination was introduced to encourage individuals who have made a special contribution to the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection

⦁ The winner is selected among the winners in other nominations, whose contribution is outstanding
Adil Abdullayev
Country: Azerbaijan
Project name: "Do not remain indifferent"
Within the framework of the project, within 2 months, volunteers provided food to 6,153 families (over 24,000 people) in Baku and 11 regions of the country.

The project raised more than $ 100,000.
December 5, 2020 – September 20, 2021
Stages
Application period
September – October 2021
Formation of the list of Nominees
Stage I. Application campaign
The list of Nominees will be formed by the Prize Organizing Committee in accordance with formal criteria
October – November 2021
Evaluation of Applications by the International Jury
November 2021
Formation of the list of laureates
Stage II. Selection of Laureates
December 1-5, 2021
International Forum of Civil Participation and Award Ceremony
Stage III. Ceremony
Full-time participation is required for Prize Laureates
5 декабря 2020 – 20 сентября 2021
November 2021
Invitation to the Award Ceremony
Gallery
Fill in an application form as an individual or a legal entity
Describe the value of your own contribution to solving important humanitarian problems with supporting documentation
Receive an invitation to the Prize official ceremony
Required Steps to Participate
Take part in the Prize official ceremony
International Organizing Committee
Regional experts
International Association for Volunteer Effort
The Organizing Committee of the Prize
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation (including subordinate organizations of Rosmolodezh)
Association of Volunteer Centers
The United Nations Volunteers
Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum
Russian Red Cross
Operator of the 2020 Prize
AVC is the largest volunteer community in Russia and CIS, an institute for development of volunteerism.

The mission of AVC is to create infrastructure for the development of volunteerism – so that volunteering becomes a natural norm of life.
Documents
Terms and conditions
Presentation
FAQ
How can I apply to participate?
Fill in the participant registration form by clicking the «Apply» button on the official website of the Prize: https://wearetogetherprize.com/ru.
How much does it cost to participate?
The Prize is free to enter. Some travel costs to the site of the Prize Ceremony can be covered by the Organizing Committee. The organizers will contact all the nominees whose expenses should be covered via email.
Should I translate the submitted documents into English or Russian?
We accept applications in English or Russian. Application forms in other languages are automatically declined as they fail to meet formal requirements.
Is there a minimum age requirement for an applicant?
Participation in the Prize is available to personalities of at least 18 years old, regardless of their country of residence, nationality, gender, etc.
I made a contribution to fighting the spread of COVID-19 last year. Can I submit an application?
Yes, we consider the contribution made in the period from 2019 to 2021.
Do I need to describe the project that is only planned to be implemented?
No, the Prize encourages only the initiatives that have already been implemented or those that are under implementation, but already have results.
Can I send a description of activities not related to the COVID-19 pandemics?
No, the Organizing Committee considers only those applications that correspond to the theme of the Prize.
How can I apply if our organization is not officially registered?
You can submit an application on behalf of the representative of the association with a description of the team's contribution (as an individual).
How do I understand which region my country is attributed to?
You can define your region using the interactive list on our website (under the map). Click on any region and you will see all the countries it includes.
Can I submit several applications in different nominations?
Yes, but only one application from each participant will be able to win.
I can't fill out the form to the end, what should I do?
For technical questions, please contact us via e-mail: info@wearetogetherprize.com
What should I do if I already have sent an application, but made a mistake? How can I edit the information in the application form?
It is impossible to edit the information in the application form. You can fill out the form again. We kindly ask you to notify the organizers about this by e-mail info@wearetogetherprize.com so that the incorrect application is not submitted to the Jury for consideration.
How can I find out my application number and its status?
After the application is submitted, it does not receive an external number. You can check the status of consideration of the application by e-mail info@wearetogetherprize.com.
When will the list of nominees who have passed the primary selection be announced?
The organizers of the Prize will personally inform the nominees at all stages of the selection. Follow the newsletter on your e-mail.
Is it possible to file appeals in case of disagreement with the Jury's decision?
No, appeals against the decisions of the Jury and the Organizing Committee are not allowed.
How are the Prize winners determined?
The International Jury evaluates applications on the basis of the criteria established by the Organizing Committee. The final short list of the laureates is approved by the International Organizing Committee.
When will the list of the Prize winners be published?
At the Prize Ceremony, which will be held on December 5, 2021. Disclosure of the results before the Prize Ceremony is not allowed.
Where the Prize Ceremony will be held?
The Prize Ceremony will take place within the framework of the International Forum of Civil Participation "MYVMESTE" in Russia. The exact location of the Ceremony will be announced later.
Will the participants join the Prize Ceremony online or offline?
The Prize Ceremony will be held both online and offline. The exact information about the format of participation in the Prize Ceremony will be announced later.
Do I need to report on expenditure of the Prize funds?
No, the Prize winners receive a one-time money prize, which they can spend at their discretion.
I have a question related to participation in the Prize. Where can I get informational support?
If you have any questions regarding the conditions of participation in the Prize, please contact us via e-mail: info@wearetogetherprize.com.
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Application form for organizations
! The application must be fully filled either in English or Russian.

! All the information must be valid, correct and true

! If you have official supporting documentation you must attach it to your application, as soon as it may represent your advantage.

! Both an individual and an organization should refer to the whole range of his/her or its activities and campaigns aimed at fighting against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the vulnerable segments of population during the pandemic, which have been held starting from February 2020 till now.

! If you are nominated by an organization or Prize partner, you should attach the official recommendation letter to your application before you submit it.
Nomination
Subnomination
Information on the organization
Name of the organization
Scale and reach of the organization
The country of registration/ HQ
Date of registration/ establishment
Legal registration form
NGO, LLC, Fund, not registered, etc.
Short description of the organization’s activity, information on main projects of the last 5 years
Number of permanent members
Number of employees
Taxpayer Identification Number
State registration number
Industrial Enterprises Classifier
Physical address
Registered address
Data on branch offices / representation offices in other cities / countries / regions
The concept of the organization annual activities & strategy for engaging new members & information about partners
Head of the organization
Chief accounting officer
Web-site
Instagram
Facebook
Civic participation during the pandemic
The core idea of the organization’s event / activity during the pandemic
Including the name of the event, description of the activity
Describe the organization’s contribution to the implementation of the event
Describe the relevance of the organization’s contribution, add references to official statistics
Why was this particular activity chosen and how did it correspond to the needs of the society during the pandemic
The geographical spread
Which cities were covered by the event
The aim of the event
Was the activity carried out in the high-risk environment? Please specify
Describe the target groups of the activity
Including the quantitative data, specifics, actual needs
Number of volunteers engaged
Unique features of the information campaign
The outcome and positive effects of the event
Persistence of the initiative, prospects for its development
Additional resources of the organization for the activity
Partners, state financial support, etc.
Share the links to photo and video materials, official documents confirming the results
Reports, presentations, etc.
Share the links to news publications and public reports that confirm the results and relevance of the activity
Additional information
Application endorsement
Name the Partner organization that endorses your application
Scans of the official recommendation letter from the Partner organization
Personal information of the organization's representative
Citizenship
Surname (as written in your passport)
First name (as written in your passport)
If there is no division of this kind in your passport, leave the “surname” blank Please, make sure that you wrote your name exactly the way it appears in your travel passport otherwise you won’t be able to get your visa
Father’s name
Only if applicable to your passport!
Gender
Date of birth
Place of birth (as written in your passport)
Passport number (and series if applicable)
Passport issue date
Passport expiration date
Home address
Country, city, street, the number of the building, postcode
Job position in the organization
Mobile phone number
E-mail
Passport/ visa type photo
The document of authorization assigning the person to represent the organization during its participation at the Prize
Application form for individuals (Nomination For Substantial Contribution to Tackling Major Humanitarian Challenges)
! The application must be fully filled either in English or Russian.

! All the information must be valid, correct and true

! If you have official supporting documentation you must attach it to your application, as soon as it may represent your advantage.

! Both an individual and an organization should refer to the whole range of his/her or its activities and campaigns aimed at fighting against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the vulnerable segments of population during the pandemic, which have been held starting from February 2020 till now.

! If you are nominated by an organization or Prize partner, you should attach the official recommendation letter to your application before you submit it.

Nomination
Subnomination
Personal info
Citizenship
Surname (as written in your passport)
First name (as written in your passport)
If there is no division of this kind in your passport, leave the “surname” blank. Please, make sure that you wrote your name exactly the way it appears in your travel passport otherwise you won’t be able to get your visa
Father’s name (only if applicable to your passport)
Gender
Date of birth
Place of birth (as written in your passport)
Passport number (and series if applicable)
Passport issue date
Home address
Passport / visa type photo
Professional info
Position
Name of organization in which you work or study
Contact info
Mobile phone number (Whatsapp number)
E-mail
Instagram
Facebook
Civic participation during the pandemic
Did you implement activities during the pandemic on your own, or did you act as a part of an organization? Specify the name of the organization or movement
The core idea of your event / activity
Including the name of the event, description of the activity
Describe your personal contribution to the implementation of the event. What was your role in it (the organizer of the event/ the team-leader, organization stuff/ volunteer/ etc)? Why do you deserve to be nominated for the Prize?
Describe the relevance of your contribution, add references to official statistics
Why did you choose this particular activity, how did your contribution correspond to the needs of the society during the pandemic
The geographical spread
The cities that were covered by the event
The aim of the event
Was the activity carried out in the high-risk environment? Please specify
Describe the target groups of the activity
Including the quantitative data, specifics, actual needs
Number of volunteers engaged
Unique features of the information campaign
The outcome and positive effects of the event
What specific skills and knowledge were applied in the preparation and implementation of the event?
Persistence of the initiative, prospects for its development
Additional resources of the activity
Partners, any financial support, local community assistance, etc.
Share the links to photo and video materials, official documents confirming the results
Reports, presentations, etc.
Share the links to news publications and public reports that confirm the results and relevance of the activity
Other files/documents that confirm the results and relevance of the activity
Diplomas, recognition letters, etc.
Additional information
Application endorsement
Name the Partner organization that endorses your application
Scans of the official recommendation letter from the Partner organization