Pedagogy Award

Every two years, the city of Innsbruck honors projects that are considered examples of best practice in the field of education.

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What is supported?

The prize is awarded in two categories: elementary school, secondary school and polytechnic school. The prize is awarded to team projects that have been developed and completed together with children and young people in the previous two school years. With this award, the City of Innsbruck recognizes projects that serve as best practice examples for other institutions or can be included in a pool of ideas. The aim is to recognize the pedagogical quality at municipal compulsory schools and make it visible to the public.

Who awards the prize?

The City of Innsbruck awards the prize every two years. In addition to the awarding of certificates, the projects are honored with vouchers for books and learning materials.

Who decides on the award?

The submissions are viewed and discussed by a jury. This is made up of internal and external members from the city.
In 2023, these were City Councillor for Education Mag. a Elisabeth Mayr, Mag. a Birgit Neu (Head of Department of MA V, City of Innsbruck), Councillor Mag. a Brigitte Berchtold (Chairwoman of the Education Committee), Nataša Maroševac (representative of the Tyrol Directorate of Education), Prof. Christoph Schmarl (external expert, university lecturer), Christiane Götz (President of the Tyrolean Parents' Association) and Paul Kolar (deputy BMHS state school spokesperson, state student representative.

Previous award winners

Prize of Pedagogy - Elementary School Fischerstraße

The Fischerstraße elementary school received an award for its "Children's participation - children's conference" project. Among other things, the children developed models of a newly designed inner courtyard for their elementary school.

YearAward winnersTheme
2023Elementary school FischerstraßeChild participation - children's conference
Hötting secondary school with the Schule am InnGrow together - our potato-to-go project
Hötting secondary schoolHuman influence on an ecosystem - chemistry in the aquarium