The European Student’s Competition creatively connects schools with Europe - since 1953! The oldest student competition in Germany supports education about Europe in artistic, literary and sociological disciplines and promotes individual competences and talents of children and adolescents. Whether images, collages, essays, speeches, multimedia presentations, video clips or cartoons: there are no limits to imagination and creativity in the European competition.
Every year 80,000 students from first grade to vocational school participate. They can win money or prizes as well as seminars and trips to Berlin, Strasbourg and Brussels. The tasks of the European Pupils Competition are always based on the theme of the current European Year.
In the 2017/18 school year, the 65th European Competition was dedicated to Cultural Heritage. The slogan "Think – what is Europe made of?", invited students to reveal the Europe’s foundations: On what is Europe founded? For whom or what would you build a monument? What monument, what building, what kind of craft, which tradition are you interested in? Is there a connection between court painters and taking selfies? Starting in May 2018, the student’s works will be showcased in numerous award ceremonies and events.
In the 2017/18 school year, the 65th European Competition participates in the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Under the slogan "Think – what is Europe made of?", students are invited to reveal the European foundation: On what is Europe founded? For whom or what do you want to build a monument? What building, what kind of craft, which club are you interested in? Is there a connection between court painters and Selfies? What will the media age leave to posterity? From May 2018, the creative pupil’s works will be shown in numerous award ceremonies and events.
The European Pupils Competition is under the patronage of the Federal President and the ministries of education, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office are sponsoring the European Competition.