Young people aged 16-30 working on EU projects can apply for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.
The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects by young people with a strong EU dimension.
Since 2008, 5,000 projects have competed for the prize.
Three winning projects will be chosen from 26 projects nominated by national juries in EU countries. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.
Representatives of all 27 national winning projects will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen, Germany.
Discover the national winners of the 2023 Charlemagne Youth Prize.
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
Read more on the Charlemagne Youth Prize website
- 2 February 2023: application deadline
- March 2023: selection of national winners
- 12 May: announcement of European winners and award ceremony in Aachen
Charlemagne youth prize 2022
In 2022, the first prize went to Orquestra Sem Fronteiras [Orchestra Without Borders] from Portugal. The initiative promotes cross-border cooperation between Portugal and Spain through the music of young talents living in both countries with the aim of mitigating social and cultural inequalities.
Read more in our article on the 2022 winners.
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