The Eberhard Schöck Foundation mourns the death of Bruno Tiedemann, former Senior Ministerial Counsellor and long-standing project manager at the Foundation, who passed away on January 26, 2020 at the age of 87.
Bruno Tiedemann was the initiator and the driving force behind the Foundation’s model projects in Yekaterinburg in the Russian Federation and supported the foundation in his role as a project manager from 1998 to 2012. With his decades of relevant experience and his committed work, he decisively shaped and advanced vocational training in the Sverdlovsk region. The professional and personal recognition he received from our Russian partners is evidenced, among other things, by his admission to the Academy for Vocational Training of the Russian Federation and the award of an honorary doctorate from the Russian State University for Vocational Pedagogy in Yekaterinburg.
Bruno Tiedemann has also had a decisive influence on the work of our foundation and has earned great merits in the process. The current orientation of the Eberhard Schöck Foundation nor its model projects in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Moldova would have been possible without him.
In Bruno Tiedemann we are losing a highly esteemed colleague, partner and friend whose memory we will always honor.
Prizes and Awards
Band “Die Fantastischen Vier” receives Jacob-Grimm-Award
18 October, 2018:
This year, the renowned award goes to German-language rappers and hip-hop artists “Die Fantastischen Vier”, whose name means “The Fantastic Four” The “Fantas”, as they are also known, have been enjoying tremendous success and entertaining audiences since 1989. The campaign “Sprechen Sie lieber mit Ihrem Kind” (Why don’t you talk to your child?”) that hopes to sensitize parents to the needs of their children was recognized with the Initiative Award. The Institutional Award went to the Federal Office of Languages. Click here to read more about the honorees (in German).
An Award for the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung
24 September, 2018:
In the great room of the German Foreign Ministry building in Berlin, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov presented the awards for exemplary German-Russian collaboration projects. The German-Russian Forum provided the backdrop for the award ceremony, which concluded the German-Russian year of community and regional partnerships. The Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung received an award for its German-Russian vocational student exchange projects. Roland Seiter, a member of our Board of Trustees, accepted the award on behalf of the foundation alongside our Russian partner, represented by Yuri Biktuganov, the Sverdlovsk Minister of Education.
Eberhard Schöck awarded the “Staufer Medal”
14 May, 2018:
On April 26, 2018, our founder had dual cause for celebration. Not only did he celebrate his 83rd birthday, he was also presented with the “Staufer Medal”, a special prize awarded by the Minister-President of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The medal was presented in appreciation of his entrepreneurial and social commitment.
We share his delight and want to congratulate Mr. Schoeck on this well-deserved honor.