A Portuguese project on cross-border cooperation through music has won the 2022 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.
Every year national and European juries select a project from each EU country. The 26 national winners were invited to the award ceremony in Aachen on 24 May, where the three European winners were announced.
The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.
The first prize went to “Orquestra Sem Fronteiras” [EN: Orchest Without Borders] from Portugal, which promotes cross-border cooperation between Portugal and Spain, through the music of young talents living in both countries, with the purpose of mitigating social and cultural inequalities.
Second prize went to the Czech “Politika (nejen) pro mladé” [EN: Politics (Not Only) for the Youth] project, which brings together young politicians from across the political spectrum to debate politics, democracy and human rights, striving for an informed and active young civil society.
Third prize went to the German project “Ukrainian Vibes – European Public Sphere”, organised through Democracy International. The project, which ran from April to October 2021, brought people from 36 countries together for virtual discussions on democracy, development and European integration, highlighting EU-Ukraine relations. They published some of the proposals generated on the COFOE platform.
AUSTRIA – Young ChangeMaker Challenge
BELGIUM – Voters Without Borders European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)
BULGARIA – Summer Academy “Perspectives”
CROATIA – European coolture+
CYPRUS – The 25 Percent Project
CZECH REPUBLIC – Politika (nejen) pro mladé
DENMARK – Board of Nordic National Committees – Nordic Summer Summit 2021
ESTONIA – Creation of an international youth innovation (HUUB) network
MALTA – Enterprising Europe
POLAND – Model European Union Poland & Serbia 2021
PORTUGAL – Orchestra Without Borders
ROMANIA – EUROSFAT 2021 – Europe is the Future
SLOVAKIA – Youth United Media
SLOVENIA – Ljubljana 2021 – 94th International Session of EYP
SPAIN – MEU Spain 2021 – Simulation of the European institutions
SWEDEN – Bridge the Pond
THE NETHERLANDS – Maastricht 2021 – 4th International Forum of the European Youth Parliament
More information: European Parliament