European Charlemagne Youth Prize For Projects Promoting International Youth Co-operation

Young people from any EU Member State are invited to submit projects that promote international understanding and promote intercultural exchange. Three finalists will receive €7500, €5000, and €2500, respectively. The deadline is on Monday 1st February 2021.

Since 2008, the European Parliament together with the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen has each year been inviting young people from all EU Member States to submit projects run by and for youth showing active participation in the development of Europe.

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 in groups. 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.

The prize for the best project is €7,500, the second €5,000 and the third €2,500. As part of the prize, the three European laureates are invited to visit the European Parliament in Brussels or Strasbourg.

One representative of each national winning project is invited to Aachen for several days to attend 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 deadline is on Monday 1st February 2021.


Main Criteria

Projects must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • promote 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

Find out more here.

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