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UK group wins top European Prize


Congratulations are due today for a UK youth group who have been recognised in one of Europe's most prestigious youth awards this evening (Tuesday 3 May).

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded every year by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. It commends projects undertaken by young people, which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European values, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

This year the UK's Young European Council project impressed judges to win the third prize. The panel praised the project for their work to give young people the opportunity to debate and develop policy ideas that will have an impact on the lives of European people.

The prize ceremony took place this evening in Aachen (Germany) and saw an audience of 500 people including the Mayor of Aachen, former European Parliament President Pöttering and current President Martin Schulz.

More details about The Young European Council and The European Charlemagne Youth Prize may be found in the links below.


Further information

Young European Council
Charlemagne Youth Prize