The Jury

Landry Charrier

Dr. habil. Landry Charrier studied at the Universities of Nantes and Düsseldorf. Between 2007 and 2017 he taught at the German Institute of the University of Clermont Auvergne as Maître de conférences. His research interests include the history of Franco-German relations (20th century), the idea of a united Europe and the idea of peace. Between 2010 and 2017 he was programme officer of the integrated study programme " French-German Studies" (Clermont-Ferrand-Regensburg). In 2014, he received the PEDR (doctoral and research award) for his publications and commitment, and in 2016 he was awarded the Palmes Académiques (Officier). Since 1.09.2017 he has been a university student of the French Embassy for NRW, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland. He also heads the Institut français Bonn.

Stefan Endell

Stefan Endell, editor with special responsibilities at the Neue Ruhr Zeitung (Essen, Duisburg), studied Romance languages and history at the University of Münster and the Sorbonne Paris and successfully completed his studies with a state examination. In 1994 Endell returned to Paris for three months as a scholarship holder of the French Foreign Ministry. In addition to his many years of journalistic work for the largest German daily newspaper group, Endell has also been an active shaper of civil society in Europe for decades. From 2010 to 2019 Endell was a member of the board of the Association of German-French Societies for Europe (VDFG), responsible for press and public relations. For 25 years Endell has also been an active member of the German-French Society Duisburg.

Joachim Fischer

Joachim Fischer has a migration background. Born on the Swabian Alb, he moved to Duisburg in 1994 after completing his studies in Constance (as a graduate administrative scientist) and the Rutgers University/USA (Masters of Science) as well as a professional stopover in Frankfurt am Main. Since then, he has worked in the staff department for elections, European affairs and information logistics. He currently heads the Europe Direct Information Center of the City of Duisburg.

"It is fascinating and exciting to see what young people think about their own future and that of Europe and debate it at the highest level."


Ruth Harte

Ruth Harte has been European Affairs Officer in the Rhein-Kreis-Neuss region since the end of 1991 and has headed the Europe Direct Information Center Middle Lower Rhine since May 1, 2005.

"In the second year of the new debating competition for students, I was very happy to take part as a member of the jury, because it is so fundamentally important, especially in these politically and economically difficult times, to fight for the European idea and unification and at the same time to obtain the rhetorical tools for a convincing presentation and communication of the comprehensive EU policy areas and what they can mean in terms of advantages for each individual."


Patrycja Sypel

Patrycja Sypel is a communication officer for the regional representation of the EU Commission in Bonn.

"In the NRW debattiert Europa project, it is not really important who wins first prize. Much more important is the message that there are young people who are committed to the future of Europe and are debating about it.


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