* Janne Teller is appointed Ambassador for the European Sharing Heritage Year 2018.
** Janne Teller together with Felicitas von Lovenberg, Stephan Detjen and Martin Schulz are the Initiators of the annual Peace Readings ZWISCHEN ZEILEN, Eine Stunde Schönheit - where international authors during Frankfurt Bookfair read literature of authors in conflict countries who can't be present. http://www.friedenspreis-des-deutschen-buchhandels.de/817038/
*** Janne Teller together with the Frankfurt Bookfair is founding and hosting the new initiative FRANKFURT UNDERCOVER: A series of authors' only debates on a current world theme - Frankfurt Buchmesse, 8-10 October 2014
**** On July 19, 2014, DESMOND TUTU together with five other Nobel peace laureates, and a large group of international writers, intellectuals and artists, including Alice Walker, Ken Loach, Judith Butler, Mike Leigh, Michael Ondaatje, Janne Teller and many more, published this open letter in the Guardian calling for UN governments to impose a MILITARY EMBARGO on ISRAEL (similar to what was done against the apartheid-era South Africa):
***** Member of the Jury for the German Buchhandlers' Peace Prize, as of January 2014: http://www.boersenblatt.net/691601/?t=newsletter
****** Janne Teller was one of the seven international writers initiating The Writers Against Mass Surveillance appeal: IN DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY IN THE DIGITAL ERA - signed by 562 authors from 83 countries, including six Nobel laureates - and published in more than 30 countries on 10th December 2013. www.change.org/surveillance