The CIVIS Media Prize is organized annually 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, RTV Slovenia, the Franco-German culture channel ARTE, 3sat, PHOENIX, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandradio and the European Broadcasting Union are media partners.

The German Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, WDR mediagroup, Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten, the German Producers Alliance – Film & Television and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights are co-operation partners.

Under the patronage of the European Parliament.