The prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects.
The prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration, serve as a role model for young people living in Europe 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.
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
Applications in all official languages of the European Union are eligible
The projects submitted for the competition must have started and:
a) finished between (1 January 2017 and 29 January 2018) or
b) be still running.
– should be 16-30 years old.
– must be citizens or residents of one of the 28 EU Member States.
– can apply, either individually or in groups; in the case of group and cross-border projects, the project can only be submitted in one country which is closely linked to the project.
– The prize for the best project is EUR 7,500, the second EUR 5000 and the third EUR 2,500.
– Representatives of the 28 national projects selected will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen, Germany on 8 May 2018 and a stay of several days in Aachen, Germany.
– 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).
Deadline: 29 January 2018.