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Award for Regional Hero at the Roman Herzog Prize 2023

This year, Regional Hero received a special honor.

Seit 2017 würdigt der Roman-Herzog-Preis der Berliner Sparkasse Projekte oder Initiativen, die sich gesellschaftlich engagieren und das Potenzial haben, aufgrund ihres Vorbildcharakters Impulse für die gesamte Bundesrepublik zu geben. Unter 50 Bewerbungen zählte Regional Hero in diesem Jahr zu den drei Finalisten.

Schon allein die Nominierung für den Roman-Herzog-Preis, war eine enorme Wertschätzung unserer Arbeit.

The official award ceremony took place on 13.11.2023 in the historic Max Liebermann Haus, right next to the Brandenburg Gate. The Roman Herzog Prize was awarded to querstadtein. The association is committed to a change of perspective in dealing with migrants and homeless people in Berlin and we congratulate them warmly!

Regional Hero, together with the Foundation for Nature and the Environment, which makes an important contribution to the exchange between people, animals and plants with its project Treffpunkt Vielfalt, was able to take a wonderful second place. We are very grateful for this award.

Many thanks to the jury for drawing attention to our cause with this award. It shows that promoting the region is a goal from which we can all benefit and to which everyone can contribute.

About the Roman Herzog Prize:

"The future is being shaped in Berlin. Nowhere else in our country are so many new things being created. You can feel it here: We can shape something, even change something. We can create a new beginning that not only Berlin, but our entire country needs. I hope that this Berlin experience will give impetus to the whole of Germany." (Roman Herzog, Berlin speech 1997)

In memory of Roman Herzog's work, Berliner Sparkasse would like to use this award to honor people whose social commitment provides a tangible impetus in Berlin and can serve as an exemplary role model nationwide.

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