The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded to youth-run projects that promote European and international understanding. The award highlights the daily work by young people across Europe to strengthen European democracy and supports their active participation in writing the future of Europe.
It is run jointly by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, and was established in 2008.
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Projects must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
- They must have displayed achievements in the following areas:
- Promoting cooperation and understanding both across Europe and internationally, based on democratic values (such as, for example, respect for human dignity, freedom, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights)
- Promoting a shared sense of European identity and European integration;
- Encouraging other young people in Europe to get involved in the democracy;
- Offering practical examples of Europeans living together as a community.
- They must be submitted by a young person residing in one of the 27 EU Member States and aged 16 to 30 on the date of the application.
For more information, visit https://www.europarl.europa.eu/charlemagneyouthprize/en/introduction.html