The #PRIF@School_Award aims to award innovative and creative work and projects every two years on changing thematic focuses that deal with topics of peace and conflict research in local, national and international contexts. With this competition, PRIF aims to strengthen civic education on peace and conflict research topics in Hessian schools.

The prize has been announced for the first time for the school year 2021/22 and is aimed at individual students as well as groups or classes from grade 9 to 13 of all Hessian school types. The students can submit a wide range of different formats. This year's thematic focus was on democracy and conflict. The award ceremony took place on 8 July 2022.

The award winners are selected by a jury of 7 representatives from academia, schools, international cooperation, the arts, politics, the non-profit sector and the media. The jury is chaired by Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff, Executive Director at PRIF.



Best Papers

  • 1st Price: Leon Gutknecht, „Chinas Umgang mit den Uiguren und entsprechende Reaktionen der Weltöffentlichkeit“
  • 2nd Price: Nico Dieter, „Der Fall Venezuelas - Wie können Öleinnahmen nachhaltig genutzt werden?“
  • 2nd Price: Yunus Emre Cakmak, „Jemen - Warum ist der Konflikt so unbekannt?“

Best Projects

  • 1st Price: AG Eine Welt des Max-Planck-Gymnasiums Groß-Umstadt, „Podcast: Eine Welt - Partnerschaft zwischen Mekelle Adventist School, Äthiopien, und dem Max-Planck-Gymnasium, Groß-Umstadt, Deutschland“
  • 1st Price: Klasse 11c des Gymnasiums Philippinum Weilburg, „Regionale jüdische Geschichte erleben - Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement zur Förderung gesellschaftlichen Friedens und interkultureller Verständigung“


Contact and assistance

Every project starts with an idea. For its implementation, materials and literature need to be acquired. Libraries do not only provide the necessary literature, but also offer training on research and information use. Most public and university libraries offer special formats for school classes.

The PRIF library is also open for use by all students. Individual library introductions and research assistance are usually available spontaneously within opening hours. Research materials can also be looked up in advance in the PRIF library catalog. Classes are invited to visit the library by appointment and in smaller groups.

Please get in touch with us on questions or other inquiries about the call for submissions: schule-prif @hsfk .de

The school award has been initiated by the network PRIF@School.

The award is sponsored by the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW).