The Dortmund-based organization pulled through by a large margin against 20 other nominees. African Tide Union e.V. was founded in 2010 to foster and support the integration of migrants from African countries as well as provide a lasting contribution to intercultural understanding and respect. The organization promotes active communication between adults, adolescents, and children with or without an immigrant background in schools, nursery schools, and community centers.
The award ceremony took place on July 4 at the Bergmannsmuseum and North Rhine-Westphalian member of parliament, Rainer Schmeltzer, gave the laudatory speech and presented the prize to African Tide Union e.V. employees.
This year the selection committee awarded a special prize to the musical group "Melodie 2004 Hamm".