Young Europeans Award
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Calling all pupils interested in European issues! Take part in the Young Europeans Award and win a trip to Warsaw!
What is the Young Europeans Award?
This initiative aims to encourage dialogue and exchange between young people in the 'Weimar Triangle' countries - Germany, France and Poland. For the 2017-18 round, the UK has been invited to take part as a guest country.
Teams of young people from within schools in Germany, France, Poland and the UK are invited to enter the competition (with support from their school) in groups of 6+ by sending in a collaborative creative project of their choice addressing the statement: 'To be or not to be...a European'.
'To be or not to be...a European'
How this theme is approached is up to the team. The angle might be tackled from a geographical, cultural, artistic or societal perspective and can involve different curriculum areas. Projects could tie in with a project already happening at school and can be created and presented in any form, whether it's text, audio, visual, video or any other medium.
Who can take part?
To take part, pupils must be aged under 21 and should enter together with another pupil or pupils from their school. There is no limit to the size of a group. However, teams should include a minimum of 6-8 young people in total with at least two participants from France, Germany and Poland as well as two people from the UK. Taking part is free of charge.
UK schools with an existing partner school in one of the countries involved are particularly encouraged to take part in collaboration with new project partners in the remaining countries.
How do we find partners from the other countries?
To find a school, class or group to partner with, teachers and pupils can use the online partner-finding services provided by the German-French (DFJW) and the German-Polish Youth Office (DPJW).
To find German and/or French partners:
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The Award – a unique European experience
The winning team will be chosen by an international jury under the presidency of film director, Volker Schlöndorff.
The team will have the opportunity to visit the Polish capital, Warsaw, and present their project to the jury members and politicians during the award ceremony.
The Young Europeans Award started under the patronage of the three former Ministers of Foreign Affairs and in the framework of the Weimar Triangle and is organized through the cooperation of the following institutions: Allianz Cultural Foundation, Hippocrène Foundation, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation (SDPZ/FWPN), German-Polish Youth Office (DPJW/PNWM) and French-German Youth Office (DFJW/OFAJ), in cooperation with UK-German Connection (in 2017-18).