2020 Charlemagne Youth Prize postponed 

This year's winners (from left): Ida Eerola and Ville Jaara; Alice Plata and Fabiano Catania; Canan Yasar and Bouchra Ikherrazene  

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year's European Charlemagne Youth Prize has been postponed.

European Charlemagne Youth Prize competition postponed

Due to the Covid19 outbreak, the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen have postponed this year's European Charlemagne Youth Prize, including the award ceremony in Aachen on 19 May.

Applicants will be personally informed.

Aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the 2020 Charlemagne Youth Prize and win funds to further develop your initiative.

The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation of Aachen award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects by young people with a strong EU dimension. Applications for 2020 open on 6 November and run until 31 January for projects from the UK and until 21 February for projects from other EU countries.

The prize

The three winning projects will be chosen from 28 projects nominated by national juries in all EU countries. The first prize is €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 2020.

The rules

Projects must: meet the following criteria in order to qualify:

  • promote European and international understanding
  • foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration
  • serve as a role model for young people living in Europe
  • offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community

If you have any questions, email: ECYP2020@EP.europa.eu.

Charlemagne Youth Prize 2019

The 2019 prize went to Europhonica IT, a radio show for students and young professionals. The second prize went to Finnish project Your European Citizenship where people could learn about  the EU's decision-making process and European cultures. The third prize was awarded to the organisation Muslims against Anti-Semitism from Austria. Read more about the winners here.

Social media

Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #ECYP2020.

  • 6 November 2019: launch of the competition 
  • 21 February 2020: deadline for submitting projects 
  • 20 March 2020: announcement of the national winners 
  • 19 May 2020: award ceremony in Aachen