Are you 16-30 years old and do you run a project with a European dimension? Or do you know anybody that does? From 25 October projects promoting Europe among young people can start competing for the seventh Charlemagne Youth Prize. Winning projects will not only benefit from recognition and media coverage, but also from prize money to further develop the initiative. Ladies and gentlemen, the registration for the 2014 edition is open!
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, 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.
Launch of the competition and online applications: 25 October 2013
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2014
Selection of the 28 projects by the national juries: 3 March 2014
Selection of the three winning projects by the European jury: 10 April 2014
Award ceremony in Aachen: 27 May 2014