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. Whether in Basel, Bonn, Berlin or Vienna – the new social WE lies at the heart of talks on current issues and of controversial discussions. The charitable foundation is active nationally and internationally from its base in Cologne.
The CIVIS Media Prize is setting a lasting sign to the European public
The European CIVIS Media Prize aims to sensitise electronic media to the topics of migration, integration and cultural diversity. By honouring exemplary programmes, journalists are encouraged to present the realities of migration in our society without glossing over the conflicts. An essential task of public service broadcasters is to further communication between and understanding of different cultures and religious communities.
For integration and cultural diversity – against racism and discrimination.
Migration and integration are core issues of German and European politics. Accepting and taking a positive influence on the ethnic, cultural and religious change is one of the main duties of European societies and politics. Protecting our liberal and democratic constitution against fundamentalist and extremist attacks is part of this. Fighting racism and discrimination is no longer merely a national matter.
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.