In bright sunshine, the prize of the MiLaS online language competition was awarded at the German schools of Padborg/Padburg and Tønder/Tondern (Denmark) on 2 June.

FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen and FUEN Head of Office Susann Schenk handed over the third prize for “Lasse and Maria”, consisting of 500 euros, to the students of class 7, their teacher Kerstin Schröder and school principal Susanne Haupt.

The next stop was in Tønder/Tondern, at the Ludwig-Andresen-School. Their 8th class and their teacher Anette Okholm received the first prize for “Synnejysk kaffeboe“, consisting of 1000 euros.

The chairman of Bund Deutscher Nordschleswiger (BDN), Hinrich Jürgensen, and BDN Secretary-General Uwe Jessen offered ice-cream to all the school students. Furthermore, our new map of minorities & regional and minority languages in Europe has been introduced to the students. The Nordschleswig Germans in Denmark, including School Counsellor Claus Diedrichsen, congratulated the winners and told them that they are very proud of the students.

Background information:

MiLaS – in April 2014 our European language campaign language diversity started the first Europe-wide online-language competition for youth and young adults, that focuses on linguistic diversity and multilingualism. The emphasis is put particularly on the regional and minority languages of Europe, which should become more attractive and improve their image.

“Show us how beautiful your language(s) are! Show us in a relaxed, cool, funky or emotional way, using self-written poems, sketches or songs, what you are capable of and how beautiful your language(s) are!” – that was our call.

MiLaS has been supported by the Region of Syddanmark.

German school of Padborg/Padburg German school of Padborg/Padburg German school of Padborg/Padburg Ludwig-Andresen-Schule Tondern German school of Padborg/Padburg Ludwig-Andresen-Schule Tondern Ludwig-Andresen-School Tønder/Tondern