Call for Entries: The 2019 Margot Friedländer Award

Find out more about the eligibility requirments

The Margot Friedländer Award calls on young people and pupils to research the Holocaust, its witnessing and to translate in into interactive projects, and to oppose contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, racism and ostracism.


Propose a project idea before November 18th, 2018

The Margot Friedländer Award entails an award of up to 5000€ to facilitate the realisation of the nominated project idea between January and July 2019.  

In terms of content, the projects should deal with two of the following topics:

  • Confronting the Holocaust and commemorating those persecuted and murdered by the National Socialist regime
  • Ideas on how to continue the work of witnesses of the Holocaust
  • Engagement against anti-Semitism, racism and ostracismtoday


Eligibility requirements

The Margot Friedländer Award is open nationally to all school pupilsin secondary levels I and II as well as youth groups and apprentices till 25 years old who have not commenced a course of study.

The application should be accompanied by details of the composition of the project group, a short project description (5-10 lines), a 2-3 page detailed description of the project idea (how does the project relate to the Prize criteria and what will it achieve?) and details about the planned milestones and costs of realising the project in 2019. Further hints and tips are available here.

You can find the eligibility requirements here.

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