2020 Award

Willy Brandt himself represented social change, which was reflected in his social and political reforms. He believed that policy was worthless if policy makers did not have a specific purpose or goal in mind when creating it. Thus, in the multicultural and diverse setting of the Brandt School, the Commitment Award seeks to give students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned at the Brandt School and to create new social initiatives here in Erfurt and around the world.


Do you have an idea for an outstanding social project but are lacking the financing?

Do you need more publicity for your project or idea?

Then apply for the Commitment Award at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy!


Information on how to apply for the Commitment Award can be found here. If you need some inspiration for your own project idea, check out some of our past winning projects!

The Engagementpreis Foundation is sponsoring the ninth annual Commitment Award at the Brandt School. The prize money must be spent to further develop and implement the project idea. (First Prize: €2500; Second Prize: €1500; Third Prize: €1000).

This year’s Commitment Award Ceremony will take place Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at the Collegium Maius in Erfurt.