The Arkprijs is a symbolic price, that people in the spotlight would bring that are actively for the freedom of thought. They will be awarded on Wednesday, may 29 in Antwerp. The Arkcomité see in the commitment of The Weavers and Gantois, and with them the broader movement of Youth for Climate, "a contemporary translation of the Free Word that is presented by a young generation".also Read Fikry El Azzouzi receives 65th Arkprijs of the Free Word
"the Anuna, The Weaver and Kyra Gantois have succeeded in a motion to withdraw, which are not only in our country, tens of thousands of young people will excite and them actively in the social debate involving", it sounds in a press release. "They have contributed to young people in the world to make their voices heard for urgent climate action.”Nuance and dignity
“The Weaver and the Gantois have the support managed to gather more than a hundred climate scientists. Together, they work out proposals to the failure of climate policy out of the doldrums to attract. They do so, moreover, without wishing to polarize and with the necessary nuance and dignity because they recognize that climate change policies have broad support needs in order to deliver results."
In 2018, was the Arkprijs for the Free word for PEN Vlaanderen, the Flemish section of PEN International, which advocates for free speech and persecuted writers. In the recent past, the price also to, amongst others, Wim Distelmans, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Marleen Temmerman, David van Reybrouck, Luc Huyse, Philippe Of Paris, Paul De Grauwe, Jeroen Olyslaegers and news site Apache.be.