First writing competition of the European Solidarity Corps on

The writing competition entitled 'Solidarity – define it' is now closed. The text with the most votes wins the audience award.

And now?

An independent jury will choose the best texts in May 2019.

Prize money to a total of 2700 Euros will be awarded.

1st prize: 800 Euro

2nd prize: 700 Euro

3rd prize: 600 Euro

4th prize: 400 Euro

Audience award: 200 Euros for the contribution with the most positive reviews.

Do You Have Any Questions?

If so we would love to answer them. Send them via e-mail to Your contacts at the editorial office are Karoline Becker, Maren Harperscheidt and Michael Sachse.

This was our competition brief:

The dictionary defines solidarity as 'A union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc.' and 'it refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one'. However, what is solidarity for you? Many people want to feel solidarity but what does this mean for you? It was called 'tenderness of the people' but how does solidarity feel? How would you describe it to aliens?

Give us an example or send us your definition of it, tell us a story of solidarity: write an article, make a poem or compose a song about it. Explain to us what solidarity is for you. Your opinion is important to us!