The Hippocrene Prize for Education for Europe is a school competition that rewards the best European partnership projects carried out by a class and its teachers.
The Hippocrene Prize for Education for Europe is a school competition that rewards the best European partnership projects carried out by a class and its teachers.This prize was launched in 2010 at the initiative of the Hippocrene Foundation, which decides to make the education of young people in Europe a priority.Funded to the tune of €40,000 by the Hippocrene Foundation, this prize aims to increase young people’s appetite for Europe. In practice, the prize supports training for Europe, mobility, exchanges, and joint projects that represent the best way for young people to give concrete form to their membership of the common entity of Europe.
Five prizes funded by the Hippocrene Foundation are given out each year to fund the proposed projects: Four prizes of €5,000, one for each of the 4 categories of establishment that can participate: primary schools, secondary schools, general high schools, vocational high schools, and a Grand Prize in the sum of €10,000. An additional sum of €10,000 funds the travel arrangements of the prize-winning pupils and teachers for the different phases of the prize, as well as the award ceremony and promotion of the project.
2017 saw the establishment of a new partnership allowing the creation of two additional prizes funded by the Representation of the European Commission in France:
• The Europe Prize for agricultural education worth €5,000 (with the collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture, which selects the finalists and participates in the Grand Jury).
• The special prize from the public, chosen among the 6 winners via social media.These supplement existing categories (primary schools, secondary schools, high schools, vocational high schools and the Grand Prize).
The Hippocrene Prize for Education for Europe is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Education, with the participation of the Erasmus+ France agency, the Maison de l’Europe in Paris and the French section of the AEDE. The award ceremony is held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in partnership with ENA and PEAP (European public administration unit) and, since 2017, the Representation of the European Commission in France.