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The Friends’ Association was founded on 8 November 2006 with the aim of supporting ifa in its continual commitment as cultural mediator and competence centre. One of the most important projects is the awarding of the Theodor Wanner Award, named after the founder of ifa which was then called the German Foreign Institute.
The prize honours people and organisations who contribute to the dialogue of cultures with outstanding commitment. Winners in recent years were the human rights organisation Human Rights Watch, the poet, theologian and freedom fighter Ernesto Cardenal, the former President of the European Commission, the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Carla del Ponte and the conductor Daniel Barenboim.