The German Senior Citizens’ Awards

Award Ceremony

The winners of the 2015 German Senior Citizens’ Awards have been selected!

The German Senior Citizens’ Award was handed out at the Berlin Office of the Robert Bosch Stiftung on November 24. The focus was on the theme of "the city": How can the city of the future become more senior-friendly and use the commitment and potential of its older residents? This year’s prize winners, who received their awards in front of 180 guests from the world of politics, economics, science, and society, have exemplary answers to these questions.

Presenter Jörg Thadeusz presided over the evening’s events. Parliamentary state secretary Elke Ferner expressed a few words of welcome on behalf of the patron of the German Senior Citizens’ Award; Maneula Schwesig, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth; and Joachim Rogall, Chief Executive Director of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The six nominees for the award were presented through a series of short films and interviews before the jury made its decision.

The Mobia project, from Saarbahn GmbH in Saarbrücken, won the 60,000-euro prize. Parliamentary state secretary Elke Ferner presented the award. The second prize, worth 40,000 euros, went to the Jugendzentrum für Senioren from the Kinder von Gestern association from Munich. The Ich-Verein für soziales Engagement from Thomas Heinrich from Fürth, Nürnberg received third prize, worth 20,000 euros. The unremunerated Otto Mühlschlegel Prize for contributions to the advancement of senior citizens was awarded to Dr. Marianne Koch.


Words of welcome by Parliamentary state secretary Elke Ferner (German):


Tobias Nerl
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Bilder der Preisverleihung

Fotos: Tobias Bohm 
Moderator Jörg Thadeusz begrüßt die Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin Elke Ferner, die bei der Preisverleihung die Schirmherrin des Deutschen Alterspreises, Bundesfamilienministerin Manuela Schwesig, vertritt.