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2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize: new deadline for submission for applications

The search is on to find the 2013 winners of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, which recognises projects that promote Europe among young people. You can take part if you are aged 16-30 and are, or have been, involved in organising youth events or web-based projects with a European dimension. Deadline extended until: 18 February 2013

You have until 18 February to submit your projects, which could lead to you winning a cash prize as well as trips to Aachen and the European Parliament.

The Charlemagne Youth Prize, which is jointly organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen, is awarded to projects undertaken by people between 16 and 30 years old.  The winning projects should serve as role models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. Youth exchange programmes, artistic and internet projects with a European dimension are amongst the projects selected.


The prize for the best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).  Also, the representatives of all the 27 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany.

The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

2012 winners

In 2012, Europe on the Ground, a Greek youth media project, was awarded first prize. Second prize went to Europe Meets School, an exchange programme for Erasmus students (Czech Republic) and the winner of the third prize was the Cycle Me Home project, a documentary road-movie (Hungary).


  • Launch of the competition and online application: 11 October 2012.
  • Application deadline prolonged until: 18 February 2013.
  • Selection of the 27 projects by the national juries: by 19 March 2013.
  • Selection of the 3 winning projects by the European jury: 25 April 2013.
  • Award ceremony in Aachen: 7 May 2013