#FARBENBEKENNEN

AWARD 2019

In 2019, the Berlin Senate Chancellery will be presenting the #FARBENBEKENNEN Award for the second year in a row. This year’s competition will honor refugees with a „founding spirit“ who have shown that „Made in Germany“ has many faces. They will have founded organizations themselves that work for the cohesion of our society and the strengthening of our democracy.


“The German founder’s spirit is legendary. With the #FARBENBEKENNEN [#SHOWYOURCOLORS] Award, we’d like to shine a spotlight on the refugees who are showing that “Made in Germany” can have many different faces. With their courage, ideas, and energy, they’re creating cohesion and are committed to a new ‘we’ in our society.”

Sawsan Chebli – Initiator of the #FARBENBEKENNEN-Award

Plenipotentiary of the State of Berlin with the Federal Government and State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs

PRIZES

The #FARBENBEKENNEN Award 2019 will be awarded in two categories at December 1st:

The Jury Prize

A jury consisting of civic leaders, politicians, and business leaders will meet August 21, 2019 to select the winner of the €10,000 Jury Prize from a selected group of semi-finalists.

Citizens‘ Prizes

The jury will also select three finalists for the Citizens’ Prize. Berliners will be asked to vote for their favorite in an online vote to be held from October 23 to November 13, 2019. The winner of the Citizens’ Prize will receive €10,000, while the runners-up will receive medals for their participation.

The prize money is provided by the Berlin Partner Network and other sponsors. It is intended to help the winners further their commitment to the city.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Applications were open to refugees who are active in Berlin and have founded or co-founded on their own companies, organizations or initiatives, that show an entrepreneurial spirit. The deadline is August 5, 2019.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

YOUR COMMITMENT
FOR THE COMMUNITY

With your company, association, initiative, and/or foundation, you are working hard for the common good. You are helping to strengthening cohesion in our society and promote democratic values.

THE COURAGE
TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY

You will have shown the courage to put your ideas into action and dared to establish your own business, start-up, foundation, association, or initiative on your own or with others.

YOUR SUCCESS STORY
FROM THE INITIAL VISION TO THE PRESENT

Let us share your personal success story to encourages others. Tell us how you have put your idea into action and what has happened since.


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JURY 2019

A jury consisting of civic leaders, politicians, and business leaders will select the winners of the Jury and Special Prizes and the finalists for the Citizens’ Prize from the applications submitted.

Sawsan Chebli

Plenipotentiary of the State of Berlin with the Federal Government and State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs – © Sharon Back

MALI M. BAUM

CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE | Founding Partner MAGDA GROUP Fund of funds

Ekrem Bora (Eko Fresh)

Musician

Hamid Djadda

CEO OHDE Neuköllner Marzipan GmbH

Dr. Stefan Franzke

CEO Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH

Arne Friedrich

Athlete

DUNJA HAYALI

Presenter

Sascha Hingst

Presenter

Diana Kadah

syn:format #FARBENBEKENNEN 2018 winner

Kida Khodr Ramadan

Actor

Clemens Schick

Actor

Cawa Younosi

Head of HR SAP SE and SAP Germany