Colleges and universities


Europa-Institut of Saarland University

Arno-Krause-Award of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung  

For the first time, 15 Master students of the Europa-Institut were awarded the Arno Krause Prize of the ASKO Europa Foundation for their outstanding achievements in the world's largest simulation of European decision-making processes "EuroSim"! The award ceremony took place on 10 October 2022 during the semester opening ceremony of the Europa-Institut at Saarland University. Meike Kartes, board member of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung, presented the certificates to the winning team after her laudatory speech.


Since 2016, the Foundation has awarded its own prize - the Arno Krause Prize - for the best achievements of graduates of the Master's program "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University. With its prize, the foundation honors outstanding achievements in the world's largest transnational competitions VISMoot and FDI Moot for international business law and arbitration as well as EuroSim, the world's largest simulation of European decision-making processes. In all three awards university teams from all over the world compete against each other under the guidance of academic mentors and team leaders.

Further information: Vis Moot / FDI Moot / EuroSim


German-French University (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule, DFH)

Awarding of the Excellence Prizes to the best graduates of the integrated binational and trinational degree programmes

The ASKO Europa foundation`s Excellence Award 2022 went to graduate Sarah Zellner for her outstanding Master's thesis on the role of Frontex in dealing with collective deportations, entitled "L'européanisation du vol charter: la délégation d'une pratique contestée". The prize was presented by Meike Kartes, Board member of the Foundation, on 26 January 2022 - in virtual form due to the pandemic.

More information about the award ceremony


Since 2002, the DFH Excellence Awards have been presented annually to graduates of DFH-supported degree programmes who have proven their professional and intercultural excellence through outstanding degrees or special merits. They also pursue the goal of stimulating the exchange between business and young academics. The prizes are sponsored by companies and institutions from various sectors.

Since 2015, the ASKO Europa-Stiftung has annually donated one of the Excellence Awards to a graduate of a Franco-German degree course.