“DIE EUROPA” – Prize Winners
euwatec gGmbH, Detmold
“Muddy River II – Initiative for Permanently Unemployed Senior Persons in North Rhine-Westphalia” The award presentation of the “DIE EUROPA” Prize was the highlight of this year’s EVBB conference in Cracow. Prize winner of this year’s competition was the euwatec gGmbH from Detmold in Germany with its project “Muddy River II – Initiative for Permanently Unemployed Senior Persons in North Rhine-Westphalia“.
European Occupational and Societal Training Center gGmbH
Project - “A Colorful Variety in the Altmark Region – Chances for Everybody” This year the "DIE EUROPA" Prize of the Adalbert Kitsche Foundation was awarded to the project “A Colorful Variety in the Altmark Region – Chances for Everybody”, carried out by the European Occupational and Societal Training Center gGmbH. The prize was presented in the course of the EVBB annual conference in Rome on 17 September 2009.
Work Pedagogy of Innovative Economy Centre, Radom – Poland
Project “Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Network - the Internet as an Opportunity for the Growth of Competitiveness” The Work Pedagogy of Innovative Economy Centre in Radom, Poland won the bronze statuette for its project “Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Network - the Internet as an Opportunity for the Growth of Competitiveness, a project of the joint initiative EQUAL“. The award presentation of the “DIE EUROPA” 2010 Prize took place at this year’s EVBB annual conference in Lisbon.
Internationaler Bund e.V. (Verbund Dresden)
Internationaler Bund e.V. (Facility Dresden) - qualification of unemployed functional illiterates The price for "The Europe 2011" went to the project "Qualification of unemployed functional illiterates", carried out by the Internationaler Bund Facility in Saxony. The project was funded by the European Social Fund, aimed in 8 courses to 58 participants. These courses include: Basic skills in reading and writing Mathematics Everyday competences Work with the computer Work with the eLearning Portal www.ich-will-lernen.de Also, application training to find jobs were offered.
Christliches Jugenddorfwerk (CJD) Chemnitz
The price for "The Europe 2012", given the 9th time this year, went to the project "Diversity learning in Erzgebirge", carried out by the Christlichen Jugenddorfwerkes (CJD) in Chemnitz. This award is given annually to an innovative vocational training project for disadvantaged young people. The award was presented on 1st Conference day handed over in a ceremony.
BFI Upper Austria
The prices for the "THE EUROPE", which was given the 10th time this year, goes to the project "Adult Education Initiative" of the BFI from Linz, Austria. This award goes annually to an innovative vocational training project for disadvantaged young people. The award was presented on the 1st conference day in a formal ceremony. The project is an Austrian initiative to increase the level of competence in the area of basic education and to catch up on the compulsory school leaving.
Europäisches Bildungswerk für Beruf und Gesellschaft, Magdeburg/Germany
The price "Die Europa" was awarded this year for the 11th time by the Adalbert Kitsche Foundation. The winner is EBG, Magdeburg with his project "MOVES". The project deals with the vocational and social integration of prisoners to prevent re-offending and of fractures in the transition from prison to freedom. The prize was presented by the EVBB Vice President Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. h. C. Richard Teßmer, the eulogy was given by Berthold Kuhn, the honorary president of the EVBB as part of the Welcome evening on this year's EVBB conference in Zagreb.
German-Bulgarian Vocational Center (DBBZ)
The prize "Die Europe" was awarded this year for the 12th time by the Adalbert Kitsche Foundation. Award winner is the German-Bulgarian vocational center (DBBZ) with his project "Young pportunities". Vice President Richard Teßmer, carried out the award ceremony. The laudatory speech was given by Richard Teßmer on behalf of Nikolae Cernei.
Former Prize Winners
- 2007 – German-Romanian Foundation, Qualification Center, Timisoara
“A Chance of Reintegration – Training of Inmates in a High-Security Detention Center”
- 2006 – Public National Foundation for Children and Youths, Budapest
“Complex Vocational Training Service in the Field of Informatics for Blind Trainees”
- 2005 – German Christian Youth Organization (CJD)
“A Guide in Life – An International Integration Project for Disadvantaged Young Adults in the First Employment by Action-Oriented Vocational Education and Training and Development of Structures in Cooperation”
- 2004 – German-Romanian Foundation for Vocational Education and Training, Timisoara
“Integration of Youths from Children’s Homes by Vocational Education and Training”
In recognition of extraordinary merits for developing a liberal and peaceful Europe, the statuette “DIE EUROPA” was awarded to:
- Foundation Chancellor-Adenauer-Home
Dr. Konrad Adenauer in recognition of his exceptional merits for developing a liberal and peaceful Europe (2008)
- German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor a.D. Professor Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Dietrich Genscher
In recognition of his exceptional merits for developing a European order of peace and Europe’s unity (2006)