Every two years, the Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management awards different projects across Germany with the "Hans-Goetzelmann-Prize for the Culture of Conflict". The chosen projects are ones in which children and youth have taken on a constructive role in dealing with conflicts. The "Hans-Goetzelmann-Prize" was started in 2001 for the 70th birthday of the founder of the Berghof Center, Professor Georg Zundel. In addition, the prize is considered to be a contribution to the UN's Decade for a Culture of Peace. The Institute for Peace Education is the central office for coordinating the prize.
The Institute for Peace Education is happy to announce the winners of the Hans-Goetzelmann-Prize for 2007/2008:
1st place for the category 14-21 year olds
Box-Club Nordend e.V.
2nd place for the category 14-21 year olds
Thalia Theater Halle - Project OPFERPOPP
2nd place for the category up to 14 year olds (no first place awarded in this category)
Grundschule (Elementary School) Süd Landau - Project "Children have Rights"
The award ceremony will take place on the 25th of October, 2008 in Tübingen (Landestheater Tübingen, Großer Saal, 7pm).