Prix Europa

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Prix Europa is the Europe's largest annual tri-medial festival and competition. Its open juries sample and select the best television-, radio- and online productions of each year. The festival takes place in the third week of October in Berlin and Potsdam and is hosted by the German broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB).

The competition is held in several television, radio and online categories. The festival's main concern is to promote the trademark "Made in Europe" and to reflect the complete spectrum of European productions, to show cross-border programme developments and to be a forum for quality programmes. It offers ample opportunity to its around 1000 annual participants to network with European colleagues, compare notes and take home inspiration and ideas for their own work.

Each of the thirteen winners is awarded a taurus trophy,[1] a certificate and 6,000 Euros.


In 1997, the Prix Futura Berlin, which had been launched in 1969, and the Prix Europa, which had been launched in 1987, merged. Since then this trimedial festival takes place every October in the German Berlin-Brandenburg region under the joint name Prix Europa open for television-, radio- and online productions.

Set up in 1987 by the Council of Europe and the European Cultural Foundation it now has the backing of around 25 partners, including institutions like the European Parliament, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the European Alliance for Television and Culture and national broadcasters like Radio France, YLE Finnish Broadcasting, Telewizja Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen or Österreichischer Rundfunk.

In 1997, Prix Futura Berlin merged into Prix Europa.[2]

In 2000 the Dutch Prix IRIS amalgamated with the Prix Europa, and since 2001 the "new" media has also been represented with the award Prix Europa Exploration. In 2011 Prix Europa will be staged for the 25th time.

During the festival week, several broadcasting relevant special events are held for participants. Each year, the opening ceremony is broadcast live via the EBU network. The festival also manages the bi-annual Radio Day of European Cultures.

The festival language is English.


  1. ^ La Cabeza del Minotauro by Anthon Hoornweg
  2. ^ Prix Europa, Internet Movie Database, retrieved 2007-07-20

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