The CIVIS Media Foundation conceives itself as an international media network and monitoring centre for migration, integration and cultural diversity in Europe. The CIVIS Media Prize annually recognizes European programme contributions on radio, film, television and the Internet. As an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization, CIVIS actively accompanies the formation of medial opinion on all relevant socio-political issues in the European immigration society. With international programme conferences and lectures, CIVIS provides an important European forum for debate. The charitable foundation is active nationally and internationally from its base in Cologne.
CIVIS - under the patronage of the European Parliament
For over two decades the CIVIS Media Prize is organised by the Association of the Public Broadcasting Corporations in the Federal Republic of Germany (ARD), represented by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), together with the Freudenberg Foundation. The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, SRG SSR, Deutsche Welle, RTV Slovenia, ZDF, Deutschlandradio, the Franco-German culture channel ARTE, 3sat, phoenix and the European Broadcasting Union are media partners.
The German Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, WDR mediagroup, Bavaria Film, Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten, the German Producers Alliance – Film & Television are co-operation partners.
The organization of the CIVIS Media Prize has been entrusted to the CIVIS Media Foundation.