"To innovate, learn and make a difference works best by throwing a glance over our frontiers."
(Reinhard Mohn)

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 2017

Smart Country

Smart Country addresses the challenges of the 21st century. Intelligent technology and connectivity can help everyone participate and can ensure equal standards of living in urban and rural areas. read more

Portrait Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Award

Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

This year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize “Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” will go to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former President of Estonia. We award him the prize in honor of his pioneering work on the promotion of digitalization in government, education and public services. Ilves will be awarded the prize worth €200,000 at a ceremony in Gütersloh on June 29. read more

Project News

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Panoranaansicht Wien

Research

Open Government – Austria shows what’s possible

In recent years, Austria has repeatedly been crowned “European Champion” when it comes to e-government. Within the country, the city of Vienna has taken on a pioneering role. read more

Panorama von Estlands Hauptstadt Tallinn

Research

Digital laboratory e-Estonia: A success story

Digitalization is a key issue for politics and society. Many people are therefore looking to Estonia, which has been home to technological innovations, digital pioneers and best practices for years. read more

Sweden's capital Stockholm: view of Strandvägen from Nybrokajen

Research

Sweden’s digitalization strategy – a model for Germany?

Digitalization is a trending topic, but one that is often fraught with dystopian views. Not so in Sweden, where talks with those at the cutting edge of digitalization revealed what great opportunities it has to offer. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Brigitte Mohn on the topic “Smart Country”

“We want more digitization in Germany - and we need it, too. We want to become faster.” Brigitte Mohn, member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Executive Board, invites you to accompany us on our way to the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 which focuses on the topic “Smart Country”. 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.

History

From the Carl Bertelsmann Prize to the present

All prizewinners for the Carl Bertelsmann Prize and the Reinhard Mohn Prize can be found here. read more

Liz Mohn and Klaus Schwab look into the camera, Klaus Schwab holds the prize trophy in his hand.

Award

Prof. Klaus Schwab receives Reinhard Mohn Prize 2016

Prof. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum in Geneva, was honoured as a thought leader in the field of responsible entrepreneurship. read more

Publications

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2016

Responsible Entrepreneurship

Meeting the societal effects of demographic change, globalization, digitization and growing social inequality requires collective action on the ... 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. For migrants, it can ... read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013

Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Since the first Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, many states have been looking for a new concept of economic and social progress. ... read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2011

Vitalizing Democracy Through Partizipation

Fewer and fewer people in Germany are casting their votes or taking part in politics. At the same time, Germans want to have their say and are ... read more