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Reinhard Mohn Prize

The Reinhard Mohn Prize allows the Bertelsmann Stiftung to recognize innovative approaches and effective solutions to sociopolitical problems. To award the prize it carries out a global search for exemplary programs and initiatives.


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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018

Living Diversity – Shaping Society

Cultural diversity has long since become the norm in Germany. Several different religions, traditions and languages have long been an integral part of our country. In order to ensure mutual benefits in the exchange of different perspectives while making diversity a source of societal strength, we must pro-actively shape the conditions in which diversity is experienced. read more

V.l.n.r.: Liz Mohn, Toomas Hendrik Ilves with the 2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize and Brigitte Mohn.


Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Today, the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 on the topic “Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” has been awarded to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former president of Estonia. Ilves was honored for his pioneering work in promoting digitalization in government, education and public services. read more

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The streets of Raval, Barcelona

Examples of living together in diversity

Tot Raval – We are all Raval!

Barcelona’s Raval district is one of Europe’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Nearly 50,000 people live here in a space of around one square kilometer and its residents originate from more than 40 countries. The Tot Raval Foundation works to promote harmonious coexistence within this local diversity. read more

Participants of the expert workshop for the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018

Event: 04 July 2017

Expert workshop in Berlin for the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018

How can living together in cultural diversity be made to succeed? What can Germany learn from the world? Where is cultural diversity already handled in ways exemplary for others? These questions were the focus of the expert workshop on the theme of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018. read more

A Look Back

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Reinhard Mohn hands out the Carl Bertelsmann Prize 1997 to Lodewijk de Waal and Hans Blankert.


From the Carl Bertelsmann Prize to the present

All prizewinners for the Carl Bertelsmann Prize (awarded from 1988 to 2008) and the Reinhard Mohn Prize (from 2011 on) can be found here. read more

Toomas Hendrik Ilves with the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017, Liz Mohn and Brigitte Mohn

Reinhard Mohn Prize

The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 – The award year in review

Better quality of life, opportunities for development, and local participation through digitalization – this year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize addressed the challenges of the 21st century. Intelligent technology and networks should foster social inclusion, while ensuring living conditions in rural regions equivalent to those in cities. read more


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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.

As the digital divide between urban and rural regions grows, not everyone everywhere benefits from the opportunities of digital transformation. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2016

Responsible Entrepreneurship

Meeting the societal effects of demographic change, globalization, digitization and growing social inequality requires collective action on the part of government, civil society and the private sector. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2015

A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance

If well managed, migration generates benefits for migrants, their countries of origin and the countries they settle in. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013

Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Today, we know that sustainability is the great challenge of the 21st century. The guiding principle of sustainable development implies taking economic, social and environmental concerns into account. read more