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20th Viadrina Prize
Awarded on 5 October 2021

Program

The 20th Viadrina Prize is awarded to the town twinning Gdansk-Bremen.

You are sincerely invited to experience the program in the Viadrina Audimax or via livestream!

The program will be simultaneously translated in German and Polish.
Please note that seats in the Audimax are limited due to the pandemic.

5 October 2021, 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.
"On the importance of town twinning today"

Discussion with Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (President of the City of Gdansk) and Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte (President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)

Further guests:

  • René Wilke (Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt (Oder))
  • Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan (President HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform)
  • Dr. Susann Worschech (Researcher in European Studies, European University Viadrina)
  • Mateusz Weis-Banaszczyk (Viadrina alumnus from Heilbronn)

Moderation:

  • Prof. Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina)
  • Basil Kerski (Chief editor of the German-Polish magazine DIALOG, Director of the European Solidarność Centre Gdansk)

5 October 2021, 6.00 - 7.30 p.m.
Awarding of the 20th Viadrina Prize and the Encouragement Award

Laudatio Viadrina Prize:

  • Dr. Marek Prawda (Former Head of the Representation of the EU Commission in Warsaw and former Ambassador)

Acceptance speech from the award winner:

  • Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (President of the City of Gdansk)
  • Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte (President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)

Presentation of the Encouragement award to the Viaphoniker e. V. and words of thanks

Music:

  • Søren Gundermann (Piano) – „Europe Variations“

18 November 2021, 11.15 - 12.45 a.m.
Book presentation "Solidarity with Difficulties: The Bremen Coordination Office of the Polish Trade Union Solidarność and Bremen's Engagement with Poland in the 1980s".

Book presentation (in German) by Dr. Rüdiger Ritter. The event will take place referring to the 20th Viadrina Prize within the framework of the research colloquium of the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies. 

Moderation:

  • Prof. Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina)
  • Dr. Markus Pieper (Managing Director of the Saxon Memorial Foundation)

Further information at www.zip.europa-uni.de/en.