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The Song Contest “Dein Song für EINE WELT!” (Your song for ONE WORLD) invites children and young adults aged between 10 and 25 to respond musically to issues relating to global development and to compose their own song.

The Song Contest first started in 2015 to accompany the “alle für EINE WELT für alle” (All for ONE WORLD for all) School Competition on Development Policy in a supporting capacity. The pilot round welcomed 189 entries for the EINE WELT contest from 1,300 children and young adults, with participation in the second round rising to more than twice the figure with almost 500 music contributions from over 2,700 participants. The new round kicks off in 2019!

The Song Contest "Dein Song für EINE WELT!" serves to accompany the School Competition on Development Policy “alle für EINE WELT für alle” in a supporting capacity and is organised by Engagement Global gGmbH – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.


All song entries that satisfy the formal and content-related competition criteria will be published on the website of the Song Contest. Moreover, the young artists’ involvement will be rewarded with attractive prizes. The 23 best songs for instance will be professionally produced in a studio for the EINE WELT album. The winning song additionally will provide the musical soundtrack to the new round of the school competition as the “EINE WELT song” (ONE WORLD song) and will feature in a professionally made music video.

A detailed overview of prizes can be found here.

Well-known patrons

High-profile patrons are supporting the Song Contest. These include Banda Internationale, EES, Graf Fidi, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, Jess, Johanna Klum, Joyce Candido, Kafvka, Karyna Gomes and Mu Mbana.

Further information on patrons of the Song Contest can be found here.

THE 2017/2018 EINE WELT album

All 23 winning songs have been produced on two CDs, plus the starting song “Jetzt erst recht!” (Now more than ever!) by Fargo and Jamie-Lee Kriewitz. Get your free copy!


Order the EINE WELT album.

Download the EINE WELT album, vol. 2. [ZIP file | 196 MB].

Music video
Gideon Glock ft. Franz Funke “Mauern (Second ‘89)”

The grand prize winner of the second round of the song contest, “Gideon Glock feat. Franz Funke” won a professional music video shoot for their EINE WELT song! Watch the music video for “Mauern (Second ’89)” now! The video and the song are an appeal to us all: help break down physical and intellectual barriers and contribute to a peaceful and tolerant co-existence. The video was produced with Berlin music non-profit initiative Kreuzberger Musikalische Aktion. You can also hear the song on the EINE WELT Vol. 2 album.

Take a look behind the scenes at the making of the music video