Prize Winners 2019
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For decades, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have been role models for the fight against forgetting, for humanity and against a nationalism that promotes the exclusion and stigmatization of different-minded people and other faith groups. The extraordinary couple stands for the reconciliation between peoples and, in particular, between France and Germany. The tireless fighters for human rights and a peaceful coexistence are architects of today’s Europe and the European unification.
This film is about the Reich University Strasbourg, which was opened in occupied France in 1941 and at which top scientists of the German Reich worked. The director Kirsten Esch, whose grandfather was the dean of the University, uncovers how the intellectual elite cooperated with the SS and reveals how the professors were involved in the terrible crimes committed by the Nazis.
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This weekly radio show gives young Europeans of different backgrounds the chance to speak and investigates their relation with the continent. By her modern tone, the choice of the interlocutors and her journalistic commitment, the author shows that talking about Europe can be exciting.
(© Philipp Boegle)
One year after #MeToo and with the help of the notebook of Jeanne Ponté, parliamentary assistant, this article denounces sexual harassment in the European Parliament. In a respectful as well as appropriate tone and without sounding preachy or lurid, the author describes how the good intentions of a European institution are petering out after the interest in the topic wanes.
The European agriculture has many sides. On their multimedia website, the CUEJ Strasbourg students shed light on the different challenges faced by European farmers and address amongst other topics the repercussions of climate change, organic farming and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
In her reportage, the journalist Carolin Dylla succeeds in closely analyzing the complicated legal text of the Treaty of Aachen, signed in 2019. Against the background of increasing nationalist tendencies, she manages to compile an interesting report in which politicians, people from both sides of the borders as well as political scientists present their views.