You can find a summary of the non-profit CIVIS Media Foundation’s current activities here. The foundation awards the European CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe. This prize honours European programme achievements in relation to these issues in the categories film, TV, radio, internet and cinema. CIVIS also hosts annual media conferences and supports networking among media professionals who address a range of issues relating to the immigrant community in Europe.

New developments

20th August 2020 | CIVIS Media Foundation

The CIVIS Media Foundation has completely restructured its website. We also used this opportunity to significantly extend the archive. CIVIS Media Foundation’s optimised social media presence has also received a facelift.


The 2020 nominees have been chosen

20th August 2020 | CIVIS Media Prize

The nominees for the European CIVIS Media Prize 2020 and their entries in the categories AUDIO, VIDEO and YOUNG C have now been chosen.


CIVIS CINEMA AWARD Audience Award 2020

20th August 2020 | CIVIS Media Prize

The selection process for the CIVIS Cinema Award (audience award) will start on Wednesday 26th August 2020 and conclude on Friday 4th September 2020. All persons aged 16 and over are eligible for participation. The CIVIS Media Foundation awards many attractive prizes.


Announcement CIVIS Media Conference

20th August 2020 | CIVIS Media Conference

Save the date: The CIVIS Media Conference 2020 will take place on the 1st December - due to the corona pandemic, the conference will be held as a digital conference for the first time. The theme of the conference will be announced in due course.



For over three decades, the CIVIS Media Foundation has been focussing on migration, integration, cultural diversity and the portrayal of all this in the electronic media. How TV, radio, Internet and cinema report on the co-existence of people from different backgrounds and cultures in Europe; how they address the issues of racism, anti-Semitism and extremism, as well as strategies to combat hatred and propaganda, are the subject of the European CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity. The nominated and award-winning entries of the past 32 years provide an excellent overview of outstanding programme achievements in the electronic media on topics relating to European immigrant society. The programmes also show which aspects of these topics were the focus of media attention at different times.

The new “CIVIS dossier” series summarises nominated and award-winning programme achievements on specific issues for selected current events.

Fleeing to Europe – 2015 to 2020

4th September 2020 | Dossier

Five years ago, the Federal Chancellor decided to support Austria in accepting many refugees, especially from the Near and Middle East. Many outstanding entries have been submitted for the European CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity, which deal with migration to our continent since 2015 and its and consequences.