Young people who make a difference deserve recognition. That is why the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year. If you are between 16 and 30 years old and run a project with a European dimension, do not hesitate to apply for our competition. The winning projects will benefit from recognition and media coverage as well as prize money to further develop the initiative. You now have until 20 February to register.
The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and is awarded each year to projects run by young people aged between 16 and 30. The winning projects should provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
The three winning projects will be chosen from the 28 projects nominated by national juries in the individual EU member states. This year the financial rewards are higher than in previous years: the first prize will be awarded €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.
Representatives of all 28 national winning projects will be invited to the Charlemagne Youth Prize award ceremony in Aachen in May 2017.
Projects must: meet several criteria in order to qualify. They have to promote European and international understanding, foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration, as well as serve as a role model for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
Should you still have questions, you can write directly to the prize secretariat at ECYP2017@EP.europa.eu.
Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #ECYP2017.
- 28 October 2016: Launch of the competition and online applications
- 20 February 2017: New deadline for applications
- 15 March 2017: Selection of the 28 projects by the national juries
- 11 April 2017: Selection of the three winning projects by the European jury
- 23 May 2017: Award ceremony in Aachen