The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the world's largest international competition for international commercial law and arbitration. University teams from all over the world compete against each other to represent plaintiffs and defendants in a fictitious case in the field of UN commercial law and international arbitration. The prospective lawyers must not only prepare extensive plaintiff and defendant statements in the foreign language, but also prepare themselves intensively for their oral pleadings.
The ASKO Europa-Stiftung has been involved in this competition since 2016 and donates the prize money for the winning team. The award ceremony takes place annually during the semester opening ceremony of the "European and International Law" course.
Further information: https://europainstitut.de/studium/moot-courts-eurosim/vis-moot/
Awarding of the Excellence Prizes to the best graduates of the integrated binational and trinational degree programmes
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.
The ASKO Europa Foundation Award for 2020 was presented to graduate Tanja Braun for her thesis on "Project management using the example of the facelift of the smart series 453 - planning and production of pre-series vehicles" at an online ceremony on January 28, 2021. Hans Beitz, Chairman of the Foundation, congratulated Tanja Braun in a video message.