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Bertelsmann Prize

In May of 2007, Public Achievement was named one of 15 finalists for the prestigious Carl Bertelsmann prize. Awarded annually since 1981 by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Carl Bertelsmann prize is an international award that recognizes "innovative approaches and outstanding ideas that help shape and further develop democratic societies."

Although the Bertelsmann Foundation has just announced that the prize will be awarded to another initiative, the London-based Citizenship Foundation, we all have a lot of reason to celebrate, as well as to reflect and develop more our work to create democratic societies with citizens at the center of public work.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs