The ANME-Advancement-Award (AAA) for merits in complementary and alternative medicine (TM/CAM) in Europe

We will award: a science project or a single person,

who engages strongly in the issue of Traditional Medicine/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TM/CAM) related to health-support, to culture or politics and who gives impulses for the implementation of these insights in Europe at once.

It can be awarded specially achievements

  • in training, advanced training or further training (meant: the development of excellent educational concepts)
  • in the support, recognition and dissemination of TM/CAM (this can be therapeutic or journalistic achievements, but also achievements in collaboration which institutionally support the TM/CAM, e.g. cooperation, networking, project work, the initiation of international collaboration) of journalism and dissemination of knowledge and information about CAM in the preservation and protection of the availability of remedies and therapeutic methods.

The awarded achievement shall have a special visibility. The awarder shall cooperate with institutions and persons which support the TM/CAM and transcend single personal interests.


The award honors scientific or literary work and practically orientated projects in the European area who match to the central ideas of TM/CAM and who initiate user and consumer formations. The main idea of culture and TM/CAM understands both as a unity and seeks for a careful treatment of natural resources (ground, air, water, plants, animals, humans) when practicing traditional healing therapies, health promotion and cultural legacy.

The Advancement Award is endowed with 500 Euro to support new projects or scientists as well as young or merited sponsors. It will be awarded every two years.

Application procedure

Interested persons are asked to name candidates to the office until first of October. Therefore it is necessary to collect information and more detailed data from the candidates ( CV and specific work) about the achievements to be honored and to add them the application responding the proposal. The scientific advisory board can’t consider the application without these documents.

The application can proceed directly or as suggestion. Applications from every section of TM/CAM are welcomed. A membership is not required. Natural and legal persons can apply. The applications must be received at the office on time.

Award ceremony

The award will be conferred by the “Association of Natural Medicine in Europe e. V.“ in honor of excellent achievements in TM/CAM-research or politics. It will take place at a given occasion in the course of a calendar year. We are looking for a contextual fitting major event to increase the public effect.

Please send your proposals and documents by post or by e-mail to our office until the First of October: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ANME Advancement Award (AAA) 2014 — Press release

Anme Förderpreisträger 2014The Association for Natural Medicine in Europe has chosen this largly agriculturally oriented congress "Wir haben es satt" in Berlin for the awards ceremony to point to the healing aspects of bee products: Apitherapy is traditionally used in many European states and is experiencing a scientific upturn.

At the same time, there is more and more news about the dramatic situation of bee colonies. The ANME Board unanimously chose two award-winners out of all suggestions, who are committed to the survival of bee colonies that are threatened worldwide by extinction:

The award winners

The author Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hainbuch receives the first half of the AAA for his scientific work "Das lautlose Sterben der Bienen" published in 2014 by Verlag Wolf KG, Germany. In his scientifically well-founded book, Prof. F. Hainbuch shows the reasons for bee mortality. He describes the historical aspects and the self-inflicted ecological causes and damages arising from lack of care, as well as eco-political interests. The last chapter is dedicated to the possibilities and measures that have to be taken to stop bee mortality. Prof. Dr. Hainbuch is a hobby beekeeper and has been concerned for years with the medical use of bee products. He published a book on this subject several years ago.

The second half of the AAA goes to the Verein Mellifera e.V.! The association was founded to advocate species-appropriate beekeeping. Mellifera e.V. has been engaged for three decades with beekeeping, especially in the organisation of training and the preservation of beekeeping. In 2013 they organised in an exemplary manner a petition on the EU level to rescue the bees!

Here you can find the link to the petition of on stopping bee mortality through the ban on pesticides:
Mellifera e.V. is represented all over Germany and actively turns to the German federal government and the EU Parliament to stop bee mortality.

The congress acts as a counterbalance to the official "Grüne Woche" ("Green Week") and discusses themes related to agriculture, health and our food in the future. Prof. Dr. F. Hainbuch and Mr. Thomas Radeztki, business manager of Mellifera e.V. will be present. Signing session with Prof. Dr. F. Hainbuch in the church foyer.

ITogether with all cooperation associations, the film "More than Honey" (2012) by the Swiss director Markus Imhof will be screened directly after the awards ceremony.

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