The award is created to promote excellence in pupils essay writing in this field. The award rewards excellent essays on the EU in a special theme which are published each year in both countries in a special city (to be chosen).
The award is targeted at pupils from grade 9 onwards.
A jury, comprised of the two Jean Monnet Chair holders, one senior researcher, and one doctoral student, evaluates the essays. Each year the best essay in each partners country is awarded with 200€. The award ceremony takes place at the respective school of the winner with the invitation of the local press and a little laudation of the respective Jean Monnet professor.
Jean Monnet Pupil Award for pupils from Germany
Pupils from Germany are invited to write an essay on "solidarity in the EU". Here's the official competition announcement (full text available for download here):