Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault will award the first Franco‑German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Thursday, 1 December. The prize pays tribute to 15 individuals from around the world for their civic courage and outstanding commitment to human rights. The White Helmets from Syria will receive a special prize. The award ceremony will be held in the context of international Human Rights Day on 10 December.
Before the ceremony, the two Foreign Ministers will meet for bilateral talks to discuss EU policy issues and international crises and conflicts.