THE ELISABETH PILKINGTON RAȚIU
MENTAL HEALTH AWARD
2021

Lidia Stoica, clinical psychologist, president and founding member of the Association of Patients with Chronic Diseases “Restart to Life” (Asociația Restart la Viață) is the 2021 recipient of the Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu Mental Health Award. She has been nominated for her efforts to provide psychological support to oncological patients and their families.

The press release (Romanian) is available here.

The Rațiu Democracy Centre supports the annual awards granted by the London based Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation: the Ion Rațiu Democracy Award and Fellowship, expressing the deep commitment to democracy of Ion Raţiu (1917-2000) and his interest in democratic change worldwide, the Ion Rațiu Journalism Award, which promotes and encourages investigative journalism, and the Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu Mental Health Award, dedicated to Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu (1921-2016), a lifetime promoter of the cause of mental health.

the Ion RAȚIU
Democracy Award and Fellowship

The Ion Rațiu Democracy Award and Fellowship aim to bring international recognition to the ideas and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. Launched in 2005 at Georgetown University, home of the Ion Rațiu Chair of Romanian Studies, and hosted since 2006 at the Woodrow Wilson Center, it encourages and rewards men and women of principle, thinkers as well as activists, struggling to implement democratic values and behaviours in parts of the world where these are either emerging or are under threat. Building on the accomplishments of the Ion Rațiu Democracy Award, the Ion Rațiu Democracy and Fellowship was established in 2017 to support activists or intellectuals around the world, whether they are in exile from repressive regimes or operating within emerging democracies.

AWARDEES

2005

Sergio Aguayo, Argentina

2006

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Egypt

2007

Anatoli Mikhailov, Belarus

2008

Eleonora Cercavschi, Republic of Moldova

2009

Adam Michnik, Poland

2010

Oleg Kozlovsky, Russia

2011

Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain

2012

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar

2013

Angéla Kóczé, Hungary

2014

Mustafa Nayyem, Ukraine

2015

Jamil Hasanli, Azerbaijan

2016

Manuel Cuesta Morua, Cuba

2017

Ai Weiwei, China

2018

Camelia Bogdan, Romania

2019

Suraya Pakzad, Afghanistan

2021

Roman Protasevich, Belarus

THE ION RAȚIU
JOURNALISM AWARD

The Ion Rațiu Journalism Award was established in 2015, inspired by the example of Ion Rațiu who, upon his return to Romania after 50 years in exile, fought for the freedom of the press, a necessary condition of any functional democracy. The Award promotes and encourages investigative journalism in Romania by rewarding the most important achievements of journalists. The nominations of investigative journalists are made by the Center for Independent Journalism, Active Watch, and by representatives of Romanian journalism faculties and departments. 

AWARDEES

2020

Diana Oncioiu, Dela0

2019

Alex Nedea, Recorder

2018

Paul Radu, RISE Project

2017

Ovidiu Vanghele, Să Fie Lumină

2016

Emilia Șercan, Pressone

2015

Cătălin Tolontan, Libertatea & Gazeta Sporturilor

THE ELISABETH PILKINGTON RAȚIU
MENTAL HEALTH AWARD

The Award is intended to enhance mental health knowledge and capacity in Romania and to contribute to diminishing and eventually eradicating shame, stigma, and discrimination against mental illness. A lifetime promoter of the cause of mental health, never failing wherever she was to find ways to better the lives of those in need around her, Elisabeth Pilkington Rațiu helped initiate, and served as Chair of the Kensington and Chelsea Branch of MIND, a mental health advocacy NGO in LondonCelebrating her commitment to the cause, the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation and the Rațiu Democracy Centre established in 2016 the Elisabeth Pilkington Ratiu Mental Health Award, aiming to contribute to increasing the quality of knowledge and services in this field in Romania, as well as to combat the prejudice associated with mental health disorders.
AWARDEES

2021

lidia stoica, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, "RESTART TO LIFE" ASSOCIATION

2020

ANA MARIANA ILIEȘ, ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE OF NEURO-PSYCHIC DISABLED, "SF. MARIA" DAY CENTRE

2019

Prof Daniel David, Babeș-Bolyai University

2018

Prof Cătălina Tudose, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

2018

Dr Bogdana Tudorache, Romanian League for Mental Health

2017

Prof Mircea Miclea, Babeș-Bolyai University