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European Charlemagne Youth Prize

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and awarded each year for projects run by people aged between 16 and 30.

The 'European Charlemagne Youth Prize' is awarded to projects which:

  • 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 and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension.

So if you are aged between 16 and 30 and an EU resident or citizen then why not apply. Find full details here

The application deadline is 29 January 2018. Applications must be completed online here:

For more information regarding the competition please contact the European Charlemagne Youth Prize Secretariat at ECYP2018


Last year's Charlemagne Youth Prize was awarded to the Erasmus Evening radio show from Poland. The ceremony took place in Aachen, Germany, on 23 May.

Winners of the Irish section of the 2017 prize with MEP Deirdre Clune.Irish Winners of Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017 pictured with MEP Deirdre Clune
Winners of the Irish section of the 2017 prize with MEP Deirdre Clune.
Press Release: Overall winnersFind out more about the Charlemagne Youth Prize