The Governing Board of ICIP granted an extraordinary edition of the 2011 ICIP Peace in Progress Award to the Parliament of Catalonia for “representing and symbolizing, as the finest example of the sovereignty emanating from the people of Catalonia, the continuity and legacy of the institutions, customs and practices of our ancestors, in which consensus, dialogue and peaceful resolution of disputes are deeply rooted.”

The award ceremony took place in the auditorium of the Parliament of Catalonia in October 2011 during the ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of Pau Casals’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly. The event featured the participation of the president of the Pau Casals Foundation, the abbot of the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, Josep M. Soler.