Young people from all the EU Member States are invited to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
The prize, which has been awarded since 2008, highlights the daily work of young people who want to strengthen the sense of a European identity, and rewards their active participation in the development of the continent.
Theme of the competition
The ‘European Charlemagne Youth Prize’ is awarded to projects, which:
- promote the European and international understanding,
- foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration,
- serve as a role model for young people living in Europe
- offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or internet projects with a European dimension.
- participants should be 16-30 years old;
- must be citizens or residents of one of the EU Member States;
- can apply, either individually or in groups, or an organisation;
- in cases where applicant is either a group of individuals or an organisation, the application should be submitted in the name of the responsible person representing a group or an organisation.
Applications in all official languages of the European Union are eligible
The projecs submitted for the competition be
– a project can be either national (i.e. carried out in one Member State and targeting participants from this one Member State) or international (i.e. carried out in more than one Member State and/or targeting participants from more than one Member State);
– a project can only be submitted in one EU Member State – in case of international projects, the application must be submitted in the Member State that the project has the closest link to.
The prize for the best project is EUR 7,500, the second, EUR 5000 and the third, EUR 2,500.
One representative of the 27 national winning projects selected will be invited to the award ceremony and a stay of several days in Aachen, Germany on 11 May 2022.
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 three laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).
The winner or the European Charlemagne Youth Prize will be selected in a two-phases process.
First: national juries consisting of at least two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and one representative from the youth sector and is selected annually. For more information please contact your national European Parliament Liaison Office.
Second: the European jury consists of the President of the European Parliament, two Members of the European Parliament, three representatives of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen and two representatives of the youth sector (including former prize winners).
If you have any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 February 2023
Charlemagne Youth Prize website
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