The team reviews all submissions and filters out any incomplete forms or sales pitches. The remaining submissions are then assessed based on their relevance to create a long-list for the jury.
2. Jury Evaluation
The jury assesses the long-listed submissions across four categories – impact, approach, transferability, and collaboration (see below). In the final assessment elements such as the project’s geography of impact, the gender and country of origin of the applicant and the topic(s) covered are also considered to ensure a balanced programme.
3. Digital Kick-Off Day Selection
The top scoring submissions are offered a 10 min programme slot at our Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March. All submissions are also invited to get involved in our growing set of community activities.
4. Festival Selection
Based on a combined score from the jury voting and a further community voting, three sessions per language (German and English) will also be offered a live slot at the Festival on 2 June in Berlin.