“Europe is not an abstract idea, but a daily experience!”

Accepting applications for the Young Europeans Award. Youth under the age of 21 from France, Germany and Poland with a collaborative project answering the question “How far does Europe reach?” can apply for the Young Europeans Award and win a five-day trip to Brussels. Under the patronage of the Foreign Ministers, this contest is organised by the Franco-Germany Youth Office (OFAJ), the Allianz Cultural Foundation, the Hippocrene Foundation, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation (SDBC) and the German-Polish Youth Office (DPJW). Classes and out-of-schools groups have until 1 March 2016 to upload their contribution to the following website: www.young-europeans-award.org. The thematic focus may be geographic, cultural, artistic, social or political. Participants can use the creative form of their choice (such as written tests, audio recordings, photography, websites, artistic presentations, etc.).

These young people from the Weimar Triangle share not only a common history but also a duty to shape a dynamic Europe. This contest promotes dialogue and exchanges between the three countries and also with a guest country that does not belong to the EU. For this edition, Ukraine will be in the spotlight. During the award ceremony in Brussels, the winning team will meet with a group of adolescents from Ukraine. Therefore, projects carried out with young Ukrainians are also welcome. The members of the international jury will be as follows:


– Volker Schlöndorff, President of the Jury (film director, writer and producer, G)
– Anna Radwan (Chair of the Polish Robert Schumann Foundation, PL)
– Nora Hamadi (artist, author and film director, FR)
– M. Pokora (pop and R&B singer, FR, TBC)
– Yulia Marushevska (Euromaidan activist in Kiev, UA)


OFAJ and DPJW can provide funding and help participants find a partner if the project is to be carried out in the context of an encounter/exchange.