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Viadrina Prize Laureates

Since 1999, the "Förderkreis" of the European-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) has annually awarded the Viadrina Prize to German and Polish personalities who have made a special contribution to German-Polish understanding.

9 May 2019
1-20190509_Viadrina-Preis_MG_9898--quadrat-175 ©Bastian Bielig Agnieszka Holland
Director and script editor

 

Encouragement award:
 „Studencka Poradnia Prawa
w Collegium Polonicum”
legal advice service organised by
students of the Collegium Polonicum

9 June 2017
175px-2017_06_09_Viadrina-Preis_MG_3039-3167 quadrat ©Heide Fest German-Polish Textbook Commission

Encouragement award:
"Initiative Deutschunterricht für AsylbewerberInnen (IDA)"

9 May 2016
2016_05_09_Viadrina-Preis-Verleihung-Anna Wolff-Poweska_MG_7170 ©Heide Fest Prof. Dr. Anna Wolff-Powęska
Polish historian and political scientist 

Encouragement award:
"ART an der Grenze"
art festival organised by students         

4 May 2015
001-2015_05_04_Viadrina-Preis-Wolfgang-Templin_MG_6776-1-web ©Heide Fest Wolfgang Templin
Civil rights activist and publicist 

Encouragement award:
"Deutsch-Polnische Seniorenakademie Frankfurt (Oder) und Słubice"

12 May 2014
2014_05_12Viadrina-Preis_MG_1277_175pix ©Heide Fest / Pressestelle Prof. Dr. Irena Lipowicz
Former polish ombudsman and Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Encouragement award:
"Studierendenmeile e. V."
student project

7 May 2013
2013_Genscher ©Winfried Mausolf

Hans-Dietrich Genscher (†)
Former german federal minister

Encouragement award:
"Nowa Amerika"
transnational german-polish project

7 May 2012
2012Penderecki ©Heide Fest

Krzysztof Penderecki
Polish composer and conductor

Encouragement award:
"Insitute for Applied History – Society and Science in Dialogue"
research institute founded by Viadrina-students

1 December 2010
2010Schloendorff ©Heide Fest

Volker Schlöndorff
Film director, screenwriter, filmmaker,
"Die Blechtrommel" (1979), "Strajk - die Heldin von Danzig" (2007)

Encouragement award:
"Viamusical"
student musical about the Viadrina

30 November 2009
2009Mazowiecki ©Heide Fest

Tadeusz Mazowiecki (†)
Former prime minister of Poland

Encouragement award:
"UNITHEA"
student theatre festival

26 November 2008
2008Suessmuth-polenplus ©Heide Fest

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth
Former President of the Bundestag Bundestagspräsidentin a. D. & President of Deutsches-Polen-Institut

& polenplus (Magazine)
German-Polish magazine

Encouragement award:
"cross-border bus line"
student project

30 November 2007
2007Kopernikus_Gruppe ©Heide Fest

The Copernicus Group
a joint project of the German Institute for Polish Culture in Darmstadt and the Germany and Northern Europe Institute in Szczecin

Encouragement award:
"Kunstgriff e.V."
student initiative

16 November 2006
2006Adam-Krzeminski ©Heide Fest

Adam Krzeminski
Polish journalist and publicist

Encouragement award:
"verbuendungshaus fforst"
intercultural student living-project

21 November 2005
2005vonThadden ©Heide Fest

Prof. Dr. Rudolf von Thadden (†)
German historian

Encouragement award:
Sarina Schewczyk
Student

14 December 2004
2004Wlodzimierz-Borodziej ©Heide Fest

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej
Polish publicist and historian

Encouragement awards:
"Law Moot Court"
Student initiative


"Schwäbisch Hall-Zamoscz"
Town twinning

18 December 2003
2003MarkusMeckel ©Heide Fest

Markus Meckel
German politician (SPD party) and former member of the German Bundestag
19 November 2002
2002_JanuszReiter ©Heide Fest

Janusz Reiter
Former Polish ambassador in Germany

Encouragement awards:
"Viadrin@lumni"
Graduate Network


"Horizont"
Project: integration of foreign students

13 July 2001
2001_13_07_guenther_grass ©Heide Fest

Günter Grass (†)
German author and Nobel laureate

Encouragement award:
"Literaria"
student literature project

22 June 2000
2000_adam_michnik ©Heide Fest

Adam Michnik
Polish political publicist and editor-in-chief of "Gazeta Wyborcza"

Encouragement award:
"Spotkanie" and "Interstudis"
student initiative

8 July 1999
1999Dedecius_FotoAdamCzernenko ©Adam Czernenko Karl Dedecius (†)
German translator of Polish and Russian literature