About the Prize
Since 2008, the European Parliament together with the ‘Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen’ have each year been inviting young people from all EU Member States to submit projects run by and for youth showing an active participation in the development of Europe.
CAN WE PARTICIPATE?
Young people aged between 16 and 30 from any EU Member States can submit projects for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.
Projects can be submitted individually or, preferably, in groups. They should promote European and international understanding; foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration; and provide role models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT CAN WE SUBMIT?
Previous winners have been awarded for projects such as youth exchanges, events in the fields of sports, arts or culture or may take the form of online projects with a European dimension.
WHAT IF WE WIN?
The prize for the best project is €7500, the second €5000 and the third €2500. As part of the prize, the three European laureates are invited to visit the European Parliament in Brussels or Strasbourg.
One representative of each of the 28 national winners is invited to Aachen for several days to attend several events, including the Youth Prize Award Ceremony, which always takes place two days before Ascension Day, the day on which the prestigious International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen is awarded.
The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representatives of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
Your project will also receive lots of coverage through the European Parliament’s and the Foundation’s media channels.
... and last but not least, your stay in Aachen will be a unique chance to meet and network with other dynamic young people from all over Europe, a platform to share your vision about Europe in front of European leaders and for many it will be the beginning of some long-lasting friendships with like-minded young people from all over Europe!
The Charlemagne Youth Prize, organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen, is awarded each year to European projects by young people aged 16-30. The winning projects provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. UK projects will continue to be eligible.
The three winners will be chosen from the projects nominated by national juries and representatives from all countries will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen in May 2019.
You can find details of the rules and discover how to apply on the Charlemagne youth prize website.
Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #ECYP2019 and follow us on Twitter @euyouthprize !
For questions, contact ECYP2019@ep.europa.eu
11 October 2018: launch of the competition
28 January 2019: deadline for submitting projects
15 March 2019: announcement of the national winners
28 May 2019: award ceremony in Aachen
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