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Europa-Institut of Saarland University

Arno-Krause-Award of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung  

As every year, the semester opening ceremony of the Europa-Institut on November 6, 2023 in the auditorium of Saarland University provided the appropriate setting for the awarding of the Arno Krause Prize. The prize was awarded by the ASKO Europa-Stiftung for the eighth time.

This year's winners are two student teams: 
Firstly, the team from the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot - FDI Moot for short - led by Professor Marc Bungenberg together with coaches Greg Lourie, Bianca Böhme, Xenia Astapenka, Madangi Ramakrishna, Andrés Eduardo Alvarado Garzón and Afolabi Adekemi. They successfully participated in the FDI Moot, from November 3 to 6, 2022, at King's College London and received the award for the "Best Claimant Memorial" in the competition.
Secondly, the Vis Moot- team with its coaches Elinam de Souza, Pieter Van Vaerenbergh and Eva Wingler under the direction of Professor Helmut Rüßmann, which was awarded the Pieter Sanders Prize for the best claimant memorandum of all participating teams at the 30th Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna in April 2023, beating 378 teams from universities around the world.

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

This year's ASKO Europa Foundation's Excellence Award goes to graduate Elena Metzinger for her outstanding Master's thesis on "Sustainability or greenwashing: an analysis of the sustainability communication of German tour operators with special consideration of the principal-agent theory". The award ceremony took place on 25 January 2024 at the German Embassy in Paris.

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.