THE OTTO VON HABSBURG PRICE FOR JOURNALISTS
For news "from Europe", it can be difficult to follow the ramified streams of communication from the remote heights of Europe to the plains of the "province"; "news of Europe" tends to seep away before it can reach the smaller regions, cities, towns and villages. Conversely, it is very difficult for news from the minor realities to find its way to a wider European audience. In response to this problem, a small group met in the Palais in 2001. One of the solutions proposed was a prize to be awarded for drawing attention to diversity – the Otto von Habsburg Prize. The idea was gladly taken up by MIDAS – the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages. MIDAS has now been awarding the prize since 2004. The photo gallery shows Otto von Habsburg during a visit to the Palais and some of the prize-giving ceremonies.
- Otto von Habsburg's visit in the Palais: Homo universalis.
- For information on the Otto von Habsburg prize and the journalists who were so far awarded this prestigious prize: see the website of the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Regional and Minority Languages (MIDAS).
On the award and Otto von Habsburg see a comment in Dolomiten as of 7 October 2004.
To give an example of two successful journalists: Margarethe Kopeinig and Hatto Schmidt who received the prize in 2007.