Applications for the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014 have been extended to midnight on 10 February 2014. The prize is awarded every year to young people participating in projects designed to promote Europe among the young. Winning projects will not only benefit from recognition and media coverage, but also from prize money to further develop the initiative.
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of a European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. It does this by giving awards to projects undertaken by young people that foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. Since 2008 the prize has been awarded each year by the European Parliament together with the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
The prize for the best project is €5,000, the second €3,000 and the third €2,000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates are invited to visit the European Parliament. The 28 national winners are invited to a four-day trip to Aachen in Germany. Last year Spanish youth media project Europe on Track was awarded first prize, Polish photo contest Discover Europe was honoured with the second place, while Estonian youth exchange project The Story of My Life came in third.
To find out more about how to apply and the difference the prize can make, click on the links on the right.
- 25 October 2013 - launch of the competition
- 10 February 2014 - deadline for application
- 3 March 2014 - national juries select their country's best project
- 10 April 2014 - European jury selects the three winning projects
- 27 May 2014 - award ceremony in Aachen