Are you aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? If yes, then you can apply for 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize and get rewarded for your project to further develop your initiative.
The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation of Aachen award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects run by young people with a strong EU dimension.
One representative of each national winning project 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!
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.
- The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in all EU countries. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.
Projects must: meet the following criteria in order 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.
- 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.
- 9 November 2020: launch of the competition;
- 1 February 2021: deadline for submitting projects;
- March 2021: announcement of the national winners;
- 11 May 2021: award ceremony in Aachen.
For more information, visit https://www.europarl.europa.eu/charlemagneyouthprize/en/2020.html