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In addition to unforgettable experiences, attractive prizes await you when you take part in the #oekoropa youth competition.

Jugendwettbewerb #oekoropa

Europe-wide youth competition on sustainable travel

Rapid Developer Prizes (Bronze)

The creators of the first five concepts (parts 1 and 2) received by 31 July 2020 at the latest and meeting all the criteria mentioned will each receive €5,000 for environmental protection measures for their school. If the winners come from several schools of one location, the winnings will be shared accordingly.

The winners of the Rapid Developer Prizes will be announced in August 2020 by the #oekoropa project management.

Sustainability Prizes (Silver)

The ten teams with the most convincing concepts (parts 1 and 2) will receive the Sustainability Prize and with it a bike for each team member. The ten winning teams will also be able to begin their journey in spring/summer 2021. Depending on budget availability, each team will receive financial support to carry out their journey. A jury consisting of experts from environmental organisations, politics, business, and education will choose the winners in October 2020.

Note: It is permissible before starting to limit the journey to two of the three stops. In the case of only two stops, one of the two travel destinations should be the trio capital city closest to your location. If the team comes from one of the trio capitals, then the tour will go to the other two capitals.

Grand Prize #oekoropa (Gold)

Of the ten groups of travelling pupils, the school of the team with the most effective public presentation and travel documentation will ultimately receive the #oekoropa Grand Prize, a very special surprise. If the winners come from several schools, the winnings will be shared accordingly. 

The Grand Prize winning team will be selected in autumn 2021 by a Goethe jury consisting of staff members from the Goethe-Instituts in Berlin, Ljubljana, and Lisbon, as well as the head office in Munich.


#oekoropa: General conditions of participation ©Tobias Schrank

General conditions of participation

Each team consists of 3 to 4 pupils aged between 16 and 19 years.


#oekoropa: Anmeldeformular © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schenk

Registration form

The concepts, written in German, must be submitted with a registration form and signed Conditions of Participation. The deadline is 1 October 2020.

Wegweiser mit Globus und zwei EU-Koffer © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank

The Concept

Each concept consists of two parts: the circular tour and an accompanying public relations strategy. 

#oekoropa: Jury © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank


A jury of experts will decide the winners of the Sustainability Prize in October 2020.

#oekoropa is a project by the Goethe-Institut, supported with special funds from the Federal Foreign Office for the German EU Council Presidency 2020.