CIVIS Media Prize
The CIVIS Media Prize is awarded annually to programme contributions on radio, film and television, as well as on the Internet, which concern themselves in an outstanding way with issues of migration, integration and cultural diversity and promote the peaceful coexistence of people from different geographical and cultural backgrounds. In addition to flight and asylum, the focus is on the latest developments of an integrated, culturally diverse society - without denying the existence of conflicts. It is a question of equality, acceptance and access to social opportunities, regardless of national, ethnic or religious origins.
With international programme conferences and lectures, CIVIS provides an important European forum for debate. As an independent, non-partisan and non-profit-making organization, CIVIS actively supports the formation of medial opinion on all relevant socio-political issues in the area of migration, integration and cultural diversity.
Migration, Integration und Medien – die kritische Bestandsaufnahme der aktuellen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen stellt die Frage nach dem neuen deutschen WIR: In welcher Gesellschaft wollen wir künftig leben, wie soll sie aussehen und wie weit wollen wir dabei gemeinsam gehen?
Diskussionen und Perspektiven
Diskussionen und Vorträge
The prize-giving ceremony and the TV gala of the European CIVIS Media Prize 2015 took place on May 7 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz is the patron of the European CIVIS Media Prize 2015. The ceremony was broadcasted on the first German television ARD/DasErste and further European TV programmes.
CIVIS Prize-giving ceremony 2015
Prof. Dr. Georg Ruhrmann | Prof. Dr. Stefano Allievi | Ingrid Thurnher | Prof. Dr. Bärbel Beinhauer-Köhler | Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick
| Dr. Beate Küpper
Within the context of the new series of events "CIVIS Campus", the CIVIS Media Foundation, together with the European Partners, organizes a one-day programme conference for radio and television.
Programme-makers and producers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland discussed the current image of the immigration society in the media based on programme examples. The main focus was on the question: "Do the radio and TV programmes provide a correct presentation of the reality and can there be "one programme for all?"
The first programme conference was held according to the motto “Programm für alle!”. In 2008, the Deutsche Welle, Westdeutscher Rundfunk and the CIVIS Media Foundation for Integration and Cultural Diversity had invited more than 200 programme-makers, producers and management representatives of the broadcasting corporations to Bonn.
The CIVIS Dialogues in Basle will focus on the current challenges and prospects of the integrative urban community: It is a matter of the future of our cities and the question of how we live and work in future.
The tendency toward a separation between prosperous and slum districts is on the increase. A growing number of people are dependent on welfare benefits. They are threatened with being permanently socially excluded.
The cosmopolitan city with multi-ethnic residential areas and ethnic businesses is becoming a positive location factor. Cultural diversity has an influence on the process of innovation and can have a positive effect on productivity. The international urban community offers new tasks for business and industry.
Switzerland’s third-largest city provides a good example of integrated urban development without stereotypes. The integration policy of the Canton Basle-City is regarded as exemplary. With the International Architecture Exhibition 2020, Basle is seeking the materialization of a vision which should extend the spatial awareness of the population. CIVIS will compare with the presentations in Basle with the experiences of the IBA in Hamburg and contrast then with developments in other cities.
What is being looked for are approaches designed to meet the challenges of the future. Basle will thus become a microcosm of comparable international developments. Switzerland is one of the most globalized countries in the world. "About one-third of the population has immigrated from a total of 196 countries or is descended directly from an immigrated parent, a large part of business is export-oriented" (DOSSIER Politics of Diversity).
The media has an important and responsible role to play in presentation and communication of social conflicts.
Chief Rabbi Prof. Paul Chaim Eisenberg | ORF Director-General Dr. Alexander Wrabetz | WDR Director-General Monika Piel | Austria's Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer | ORF TV presenter Ingrid Thurnher | Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn |
Mufti Dr. Nedzad Grabus
The "CIVIS Dialogues 2009" want in discussions with high-ranking politicians and leading representatives of cultural and religious groups to provide new talking points for the work of the media. The "CIVIS Dialogues 2009" started in Vienna and are dedicated to the theme of "Democracy, Religion and Media".
The debate about the importance of plural religions for our modern democracies is in full swing. Religious questions have taken on increased political and social significance. Do we require a new understanding of religion in a multicultural and multi-religious society? The presence of Islam represents a new challenge for Europe. The importance and the future of the traditional moral concepts for the Western democracies and their secular systems of values will be controversially discussed.