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Volker Heins on the future of Germany as a pluralistic society

The future of German society is culturally diverse. The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018 aims to give new impulses on how living together in a pluralistic Germany can be shaped. In this video, Professor Volker Heins from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI) explains which tasks our society faces in the future and which factors will be important for living together in cultural diversity. read more

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Vision Europe Summit 2017

The Vision Europe Summit 2017 took place in Turin and was devoted to the topic “Winners and losers of globalization”. Take a look at this video summary of the two days and listen to participants’ statements. read more

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The Samen Inburgeren project

Our Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018 global search for best practices in Living Diversity – Shaping Society brought us to Mechelen, Belgium, which hosts the Samen Inburgeren project. Aiming to facilitate and foster intercultural relationships through the project, the city can boast of having helped spark 257 such friendships in the first five years of its existence. The video (in Dutch only) offers insights as to how Samen Inburgeren helps Mechelen residents live in diversity. read more

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NEUE STIMMEN 2017 - Finals: Report

The jury has reached its decision: The Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova and the South Korean bass Cho ChanHee are the winners of the 17th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. In the competition's anniversary year, the two singers prevailed against formidable competitors. This video presents highlights from the finals and the competition's final week, along with comments by the winners and the jury. read more

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NEUE STIMMEN 2017 - Semifinals: Report

After four exciting days singing and rehearsing, the semifinals of the NEUE STIMMEN competition are about to take place. The tension mounts. Which of the 16 semifinalists will make it to the finals? The 10-member jury will decide, but audience members also have a role to play – they must choose their favorite. read more

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Tot Raval Foundation

In the course of our global research for the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018 “Living Diversity – Shaping Society” we became acquainted with the Tot Raval Foundation. Since its founding in Barcelona’s Raval district in 2001, the Foundation has worked to empower the community in diversity. The video showcases the neighborhood’s vibrant community life and the Foundation’s work in this regard. read more

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Mixed Migration - How can we distinguish refugees from labor migrants?

A growing number of people from Africa and Asia have left for Europe, and the numbers of those migrating within the European continent are also growing. But it is often difficult to distinguish refugees from labor migrants. This "mixed migration" places a heavy burden on asylum procedures and the system as a whole. What can we do to ease the burdens of a strained system? read more