Every year, the Margot Friedländer Award grants up to 5,000 euros for Germany-based projects by young people that deal with the Holocaust, its witnessing, transmission and historical lines of continuity. The implementation of the awarded project ideas takes place between January and July of the respective year. During this time, we as a foundation offer extensive pedagogical support in the form of seminars, counselling and networking.

The aim of the award is to call on and support young people to stand up against contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, racism, antiziganism and exclusion and fight for a pluralistic migration society.

Call for applications 2023

Applications for the 2023 Margot Friedländer Award are now open. Please note that the award is only granted to Germany-based and German-speaking projects.

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The Margot Friedländer Award is a youth award of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe made possible by Ernst & Young and the Berliner Sparkasse.

Since 2018, the Margot Friedländer Award has been advised by a Young Jury, which submits its recommendation for the most award-worthy and particularly youth-oriented projects in 2019 to Margot Friedländer and the members of the jury appointed by her. The members of the jury are: Margot Friedländer, Dr Cornelius Grossmann, Adolf Haasen, Ilka Keuper (†), Dr Peter Matthias, Kai-Uwe Peter, André Schmitz-Schwarzkopf, Ulrich Plett, Ozan Zakariya Keskinkilic. The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.

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