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European Charlemagne Youth Prize (#ECYP2022)

Are you an EU resident aged 16-30 and working on a project that helps to change Europe? Then you could be the next winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize! The award supports youth-run projects that promote cooperation in Europe and internationally. Apply with your project now, receive up to €7500 and get the help you need to further develop your initiative.

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The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded to youth-run projects that promote European and international understanding. The award highlights the daily work by young people across Europe to strengthen European democracy and supports their active participation in writing the future of Europe. It is run jointly by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, and was established in 2008.


Timetable for 2022

10 January 2022 launch of the competition

13 February 2022: deadline for submitting projects

March 2022: announcement of the national winners

May 2022: Award ceremony in Aachen


Previous prize winners

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize has been supporting inspiring youth-led projects from all over the EU since 2008. Every year national and European juries select 27 national projects, one from every Member State, and 3 European winners who are invited to the Award ceremony in Aachen.

Discover the previous prize winners


‘Frequently asked questions’ will help you find answers to any questions you might have about the European Charlemagne Youth Prize and its application procedure.

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