Nominees for Germany’s Most Valuable Prize for the Participation of Children and Youth…

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The nominees have been selected for Germany’s Most Valuable Prize for the Participation of Children and Youth

Children and youth projects from Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein have been nominated for the German Children and Youth Prize.

The German Children and Youth Prize is awarded to projects in which children and young people contribute to the ideal shaping of their living environment. Nominees have now been selected for the Most Valuable Prize for Children and Youth Engagement.

The joint press release of the German Children’s Fund, German Television Lottery and Europa-Park Erlebenes Resort can be found below.

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The nominees have been selected for Germany’s Most Valuable Prize for the Participation of Children and Youth

Children and youth projects from Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein have been nominated for the German Children and Youth Prize.

Hamburg / Germany 04/20/2022. Six participating projects from all over Germany can pin high hopes on the German Children and Youth Prize from the German Children’s Fund. The Children and Youth Advisory Board of the German Children’s Fund nominated projects from Berlin, Bremen, Friedberg (Bavaria), Hamburg, Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein) and Mengerkirchen (Hesse) for the final round. The German Children and Youth Prize is awarded to projects in which children and young people contribute to the ideal shaping of their living environment. It was awarded a total of €30,000, making it the most awarded prize nationwide for the participation of children and youth in Germany. The partners are the German TV Lottery and Europa Park, where the prize will be awarded on June 27, 2022.

A variety of projects made it into the final round of the German Children and Youth Prize. For example, a young man turned old gumball machines into seed machines in order to preserve biodiversity and prevent wild bees from dying. In other projects, for example, children and youth have designed and implemented a group exhibition of contemporary youth art, or a group of young people has campaigned against anti-Semitism and all forms of racism through a variety of activities. The nominated projects will be filmed in a short film over the next few weeks and the participating children and youth will be invited to Europa-Park for the award ceremony.

“Once again this year, several exciting projects have been submitted for the German Children and Youth Prize. With this award, we recognize the commitment of children and young people to their rights or the rights of others. At the same time, we point out how important it is for children and young people to participate. Children and young people who experience themselves as being actively shaped are also more likely to participate in shaping society as adults. The participation of children and young people thus reinforces the fundamental cornerstone of our democracy,” emphasizes Holger Hoffmann, Federal Director of the German Children’s Fund.

“Through the projects nominated by the jury, we see the diversity of the commitment of young people. The German Children and Youth Prize is not only a platform to honor their commitment, it also provides an opportunity to demonstrate the diverse creativity and motivation of young people. Thus, award winners and award winners also serve as role models for their peers. Young people can Participation. Commitment creates the opportunity to shape things, influence them and express an opinion. That is why German children and youth The Prize is so important. It provides children and young people with a platform and shows their commitment to our society and our future. This is how we support the idea of ​​intergenerational solidarity. The nominated projects represent a committed generation that would like to see their commitment further. ‘,” says Christian Kieper, Army General Director of the German TV Lottery and German Aid Foundation.

“The nominees can look forward to the wonderful awards ceremony at Europa-Park. A very special support program has been set up featuring musicians and celebrities. And with that we want to appreciate this unique commitment and the huge wealth of ideas for children and young people. I admire anyone with such courage and enthusiasm, these Young people stand up for their fellow human beings and togetherness – you make an important contribution to society,” says Miriam Mack, ambassador for the German Children’s Fund.

The prize is awarded in the categories of Solidarity, Political Commitment, and Culture of Children and Youth. The first place winners in each category will receive a prize money of €6000. There will also be an honorable mention in each category, which was awarded €3,000. In addition, one project will be honored with the Europa-Park JUNIOR CLUB Prize, which comes with prize money of €3,000.

German TV Lottery

Thanks to his fellow players, the German TV Lottery has generated a charitable income of more than 2 billion euros from 1956 to the present day. As a result, Germany’s most traditional social lottery was able to support a total of about 9,900 projects via its associated German Aid Foundation. In 2021, about 35 million euros were awarded to 282 social projects. At least 30% of ticket proceeds go to a good cause each year through the German Aid Foundation. Thus, children, youth, families, the elderly, people with disabilities or serious illnesses as well as neighbors can live a better life. At the national level – in cities and rural areas. Funded projects aim to strengthen solidarity and address current social developments.

German Childhood Fund

The Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk eV has been campaigning for children’s rights in Germany for 50 years. Overcoming child poverty and engaging children and young people in all matters that affect them is central to working as a child rights organisation. The non-profit association is mainly funded by private donations, which is why donation boxes are located in about 40,000 locations in Germany. The German Children’s Fund initiates and supports measures and projects that promote the participation of children and young people, regardless of their origin or residence status. Political pressure is working for the full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Germany, especially in the field of children’s participation, their interests in legislative and administrative measures, as well as overcoming child poverty and equal social participation for all. children in Germany.

Europa Park Adventure Resort

At the Europa-Park Adventure Resort, which consists of Europa-Park, Rulantica, and six hotels plus YULLBE, visitors experience a short, memorable vacation. At Germany’s largest theme park, guests can look forward to more than 100 attractions in 15 European-themed areas. This summer, there’s a new romantic boat ride “Josephina’s Magical Imperial Journey” in the Austrian themed area. In the Scandinavian-themed water world of Rulantica, visitors can enjoy aquatic fun under the southern Baden sun. Right next door, immerse yourself in new worlds in the YULLBE virtual reality experience.

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Deutsche Fernsehlotterie 
Daniel Kroll 
Tel.: 040/414104-38  d.kroll@fernsehlotterie.de

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