On 14th July 2016 in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt am Main the ceremony of awarding the Erika Pitzer Prize for Mutual Understanding in Europe by the Willy Robert Pitzer Stiftung Foundation took place.
The Board of Trustees of the Willy Robert Pitzer Stiftung Foundation unanimously awarded this year's prize to the International Youth Meeting Centre in Krzyżowa in recognition of its commitment to building European understanding among young people. Dr. Helmut Häuser, Chairman of the Board of the Willy Foundation, Robert Pitzer Stiftung, in his welcoming speech, emphasized the importance of continuous work to bring young Poles and Germans together and build friendships. The award is to support and emphasize this work of Krzyżowa.
On behalf of the Krzyżowa Foundation, the prize was received by the President of the Foundation Council, Ms. Eva Feldmann-Wojtachnia.
The award was presented by the Chairman of the Beirate of the Willy Robert Pitzer Stiftung Foundation, Mr. Karlheinz Reichert .
An important element of the ceremony was Laudatio delivered by Professor Dr. Rita Süssmuth.
(Auf dem Bild von links, Dr. H. Häuser, Prof. Dr. R. Süssmuth, E.-Feldmann Wojtachnia, Karlheinz Reichert)