Upper franconia’s future in 60 seconds – kick-off for “100 years of the free state” in bamberg

Upper Franconia's future in 60 seconds - kick-off for

In 2018, bavaria celebrates two anniversaries: 100 years of the free state and 200 years of the constitutional state. There will be an anniversary event in each of the seven government districts. The festivities start already this year, on the 8th of this year. November in bamberg.

Here the focus is on youth and the future of upper franconia. According to heidrun piwernetz, president of the upper franconian government, the background to this is demographic change: "how do we appeal to young people and inspire them for a future in upper franconia??" That is the crucial question in the government district, said piwernetz at a press conference on friday (30). June) in bayreuth.

Upper franconia in the year 2030

Frank eberl from the association "oberfranken offensiv" wants to answer this question and oliver hempfling from the district government find by asking the young people directly: "what should upper franconia look like in the year 2030??" This resulted in the video competition "smart space upper franconia. In a video of a maximum of 60 seconds, young people between the ages of 16 and 25 can present their vision. Help and equipment will be provided by the district youth ring of upper franconia.

Registration and all information about the competition and the conditions of participation

deadline is the 22. September. A jury of experts awards 10 points for the best video, 9 points for the second best, and so on. The ten jury favorites will then be presented and evaluated for an additional online voting. The video with the most votes gets an additional 10 points and so on.

"Although we feel young, we still want a representative jury", government president piwernitz said. That's why, in addition to the competition sponsors from the bezirksjugendring and oberfranken offensiv as well as film experts, young people are also on the jury.

Talking about the future with seehofer

"We have deliberately left the choice of topic open", said frank eberl from "oberfranken offensiv at the conference. "There are no bans on thinking."

The three best videos will be rewarded with cash prizes of up to 500 euros and shown at the kick-off event. The participants in the ten best videos will also be able to talk to minister-president horst seehofer in bamberg about their wishes for the future.

"We don't want to forget the topics again, but work actively with the feedback of the youth", promises government president piwernetz.

Computer games from Bavaria

In addition to talking about future prospects, visitors to bamberg in november will also experience pioneering technologies: virtual reality glasses, modern sensor technology and computer games from bavaria will be presented to the guests.

In lower franconia, the jubilee is celebrated in gaibach (district of kitzingen) with the focus on "constitution celebrated. In central franconia, the focus in nurnberg will be on sport and the bavarian joie de vivre.