Preis „Soziale Marktwirtschaft” - Social Market Economy
Prize Social Market Economy
Social market economy is not an economic theory; on the contrary, it places people, their commitment and initiative in the forefront. Social market economy is achieved by the ability to take – political and economic – innovative action over the long-term, by independent entrepreneurship and the willingness to accept responsibility. Practical action and personal role models are needed in order to make a social market economy effective. That is why the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung created the Social Market Economy Prize. In 2002, for the first time the non-pecuniary prize was awarded for outstanding achievements by individuals in the spirit of the social market economy.
The award-winners performance should and will embolden people to confidently tackle even the most difficult tasks; it should and will provide an impetus for the content of political work, as well as stressing the importance of fundamental principles of social market economy for our present-day challenges. The award-winners were nominated by a jury consisting of renowned members and confirmed by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Board of Directors.