Current Hippocrene Prize
A national prize and a Paris-Berlin Great Prize in Paris eductional district.
The Hippocrene Foundation is glad to announce the launching of the Hippocrene Prize for Education to Europe. It is open to all the primary and secondary classes or schools of the 30 educational districts of the country, both public and private (provided they are under contract with the ministry).
Candidature should be submitted before 17 February 2013.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany, in 2013 The Hippocrene also organizes a Paris-Berlin Great Prize, open to the general and vocational secondary schools of Paris educational district.
The Hippocrene Prize for Education to Europe
What is it?
The Hippocrene Prize for Education to Europe is a school competition that rewards the best European partnership project drawn up by a class and their teachers.
The prize was launched on the initiative of the Hippocrene Foundation in 2010, when the Foundation decided to make education of the young about Europe a priority, considering that teaching Europe, mobility, exchanges and common projects are for the youth the best means to materialize their sense of belonging to a common body and their awakening to a European citizenship.
The objective of this prize is to support education to Europe, mobility, exchanges and common projects, which are the best means for the young to make Europe real and attractive.
Practically speaking, a teacher may send a file presenting an original project developed by a class in the field of European citizenship, i.e. focused on discovering another culture, on meetings and exchanges with young Europeans.
In 2010, the first edition was organized in partnership with Paris educational district, with the support of Paris House of Europe and the European Association of Teachers (AEDE). In 2011, the prize was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
Hippocrene Prize Support Committe
The Foundation is proud to rely on the support from European personalities and key figures from the world of education for the Hippocrene Prize.
The support Committee comprises the following members:
- Véronique Auger, Europe chief editor, France 3
- Jean-Marie Cavada, member of European Parliament, Prseident of Mouvement Européen-France
- Daniel Desesquelle, journalist and producer of the program Carrefour de l'Europe on RFI channel.
- Sonia Dubourg-Lavroff, from the Ministry of Education.
- Patrick Gérard, Chief Executive of Paris Educational District
- Antoine Godbert, Director of Europe Education Formation France
- Catherine Lalumière, President of paris House of Europe
- Martine Méheut, Honorary president of AEDE-France (European Association of Teachers)
- Alex Taylor, journalist