This year, the Bavarian state parliament will once again award its Citizens’ Prize, recognizing voluntary work in the Free State. The main theme this time is “Light-Blick-Maker – Voluntary Commitment to Mental Health”. For Ebersberg SPD member of parliament Doris Rauscher, this is an issue that affects everyone: “Mental illnesses can affect each and every one of us and severely affect life,” she says. Prevention and offers that strengthen mental health and support those affected in their situation are all the more important.
The public award is aimed at voluntary initiatives, projects and individuals who are committed to the main theme of the year. The application period is already open and will last until March 5th. Doris Rauscher would be particularly pleased if people from the region would also take part in the competition: “All those who are committed in the Ebersberg district are invited to apply – I’ll keep my fingers crossed!”
The winners are selected by an advisory board chaired by Ilse Aigner (CSU), President of the Landtag. This year’s Citizens’ Prize of the Bavarian State Parliament is endowed with a total of 50,000 euros. All information about the application is also available on the website www.buergerpreis-bayern.de to find.