The organization “Une Terre Culturelle” today (12 December) received the Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize from the German Minister of State for Europe, Mr Michael Roth, and the French Ambassador to Germany, Ms Anne-Marie Descôtes. The Prize comes with an endowment of €10,000. “German Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President of the Republic Charles de Gaulle in their time gave decisive political impetus to the deep friendship of the former foes through the Élysée Treaty. Since then, French-German relations have developed to a unique breadth, taking on numerous dimensions, thanks to the countless, often voluntary initiatives of committed citizens on both sides of the border”, said Minister of State Roth during the conferral of the Prize. Roth continued, saying that our friendship was now “fit for the future”, thanks to the Treaty of Aachen. “The organization “Une Terre Culturelle” works for mobility and intercultural exchanges between French and German young people, which is precisely the spirit of the Treaty of Aachen”, said the French Ambassador, as the Prize was bestowed upon the French NGO.
The Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize has been awarded since 1989 to French or German figures and institutions that have made an exceptional contribution to French-German cooperation.
For almost 20 years, the NGO “Une Terre Culturelle” has organized specially designed programmes for children and young adults with special needs, who have less access to international exchange programmes, with the support of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO). “Une Terre Culturelle” also supports programmes for young volunteers from France and Germany who want to work in charitable organizations or with local or international partners.