The prize is awarded to projects made by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension.
Who can participate?
Citizens or residents of one of the 28 EU Member States between 16 and 30 years old, either individually or in groups.
- The prize for the best project is EUR 7.500, the second, EUR 5.000 and the third, EUR 2.500.
- Representatives of the 28 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany on 8 May 2018.
- The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
- As part of the prize, the laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).
How to apply?
Applications in all official languages of the European Union are eligible.
The projects submitted for the competition must have started and:
a) finished within the calendar year (1 January 2017 and 29 January 2018) preceding the current application deadline or
b) be still running.
Deadline: 29 January 2017.
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The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
For further information you can contact the national Information Offices of the European Parliament.