Monika
Grütters

Nils
Minkmar

Barbara
Ludwig

Neven
Subotic

Bernadette
Spinnen

Stefan
Wegner

(Our Jury of the Colours of Europe Award 2020)

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Colours of Europe Award 2020

New award supports the pro-european commitment of small towns and local authorities on site

Award ceremony on October 11th, 2020 – announcement of the winners on June 30th

The non-partisan initiative Tu was für Europa (Do something for Europe) calls on all cities and municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants in Germany to apply for the Colours of Europe Award 2020. On June 30th, 2020 three cities / communities will be announced as winners and on October 11th, 2020 they will be ceremonially awarded in the Metropol Theatre in Berlin.

 In addition, there is a special category “Civil Society Engagement” in which a non-profit organization is awarded for its local commitment to Europe. For more information on the special category “Civil Society Engagement” click here.

We are looking for projects and ideas that inspire imitation

The winning municipal projects – or individual aspects, concepts or ideas of them – should have the potential to inspire other municipalities to make an outstanding commitment to Europe in a special way. The Colours of Europe Award is thus not only intended to honour the winners and bring them into the nationwide focus, but also to initiate attractive commitment to Europe in other parts of the country.

An individual European flag as a trophy and 5,000 euros prize money each

Tu was für Europa advocates a “colourful” Europe, which is symbolized by the variety of colours, the Colours of Europe. This is symbolized by the award trophy, a European flag individually designed in colour, which will be presented to the winners on October 11th, 2020. Each of the four prize winners (three cities / municipalities / one non-profit organization) will receive an additional prize money of 5,000 euros.

Goal

The objective of the Colours of Europe Award is to find the best ideas that bring Europe to life on the spot and encourage people to imitate it. The aim is to reward exceptional commitment and at the same time to create a network of local authorities who wish to share their experience and expertise with other regions all over Germany.

As part of the Colours of Europe Network, the winning municipalities will receive an invitation to a network workshop with internationally renowned experts from the fields of marketing, politics and communication on the day before the award ceremony in Berlin.

Using the special potential of smaller cities

The prize is not aimed at large cities and metropolitan areas, but deliberately at smaller communities and cities with up to 50,000 inhabitants, which often lack the opportunities for large supra-regional campaigns. Especially in smaller cities and municipalities exemplary European commitment takes place, which deserves supraregional publicity and has the potential to inspire and motivate others. The Colours of Europe Award is intended to pay special tribute to this commitment.

The Jury

The jury, chaired by Prof. Monika Grütters, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, consists of SPIEGEL journalist and author Nils Minkmar, Bundesliga football professional Neven Subotic, the Mayor of Chemnitz Barbara Ludwig, the Chairwoman of the Federal Association for City Marketing Bernadette Spinnen and the Managing Director of Scholz & Friends Agenda Stefan Wegner.

The jury freely evaluates the overall picture of the projects in terms of promoting the European idea, particularly with regard to their exemplary nature.

Zeitplan:

February 26th, 2020Start of application
May 31th, 2020   

Deadline for applications

June 30th, 2020

Announcement of the winners

October, 2020 Concept & Networking Workshop
October 11th,  2020  Award ceremony in Berlin

For cities and municipalities:

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If you would like to submit an application for the Colours of Europe Award, please complete the application form and have it signed by an authorised signatory. In addition, you have the opportunity to submit a PDF presentation of your project of up to 10 pages in which you can highlight aspects of your project that will help to bring Europe to the spot. How you design this PDF presentation is up to you. It can consist of text only (experiences, descriptions, concepts, ideas, reactions, etc.), images (e.g. photos, newspaper articles, screenshots, scans of online articles, etc.) or a combination of both.

Send the completed application form and optionally your PDF presentation with the subject “Application Colours of Europe Award – Municipality” to award@twfe.de by 30.4.2020. The attached PDF presentation should not exceed a maximum size of 8 MB. Use file names according to the scheme: NameCity_Project Name_Application Form and NameCity_Project Name_Presentation.We wish you much success!


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For further information on data protection, in particular on your rights as a data subject, please refer to the data protection information.

Special category “Civil Society Engagement”:

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This award is given to a project of a non-profit organisation that is particularly effective in a certain region and is exemplary for the European idea in that region.

In particular, the following criteria are taken into account in the evaluation: Unusual approaches in addressing the target group, low-threshold opportunities for participation, emotionality, sustainability and broad impact. Self- and third-party nominations are possible.

The award is endowed with prize money of 5,000 euros, which is to be used for further pro-European involvement.

If you would like to submit an application for the Colours of Europe Award, please fill out the application form and have it signed by an authorized person. In addition, you have the opportunity to submit a PDF presentation of your project of up to 10 pages in which you can highlight aspects of your project that will help to bring Europe to the spot. How you design this PDF presentation is up to you. It can consist of text only (experiences, descriptions, concepts, ideas, reactions, etc.), images (e.g. photos, newspaper articles, screenshots, scans of online articles, etc.) or a combination of both.

Send the completed application form and your presentation with the subject “Application Colours of Europe Award – Organisation” to award@twfe.de by 30.4.2020. The attached presentation should not exceed a maximum size of 8 MB. Use file names according to the scheme: organisationName_project name_applicationForm and organisationName_project name_presentation. Please also send us proof that your organization is a non-profit organization.

We wish you much success!


I can revoke my consent at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO.

For further information on data protection, in particular on your rights as a data subject, please refer to the data protection informations.

Our Jury

Monika Grütters

Staatsministerin im Bundeskanzleramt

Nils Minkmar

Historiker, Journalist, Publizist, Der SPIEGEL © Bernhard Riedmann / DER SPIEGEL

Barbara Ludwig

Oberbürgermeisterin Chemnitz

Neven Subotic

Fußballbundesliga-Profi und Vorsitzender der Subotic Stiftung

Bernadette Spinnen

Vorsitzende der Bundesvereinigung für City- und Stadtmarketing
© Hermann Köhler

Stefan Wegner

Geschäftsführer Scholz & Friends Agenda