Apply for 2021 edition of the Charlemagne Youth Prize  

 
 
Register for the 2021 edition of the Charlemagne Youth Prize  

Are you 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize and win funds to further develop your initiative.

The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects by young people with a strong EU dimension. Applications for 2021 are open until 1 February 2021.


The prize


The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in each EU country. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500. If the situation allows it, representatives of all 27 national winning projects will be invited to Aachen, Germany, in May 2021 where the award ceremony will take place.


The rules


Projects must meet the following criteria 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

Read more information on the website of the Prize.


If you still have questions, email ECYP2021@EP.europa.eu.


Charlemagne youth prize 2020

Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony foreseen for May 2020 could not take place. National juries chose national winners, but the European winners are not yet known. The European laureates are announced in Aachen, so both the 2020 and 2021 winners will receive their awards in 2021.


In 2019 the main prize went to a radio show for students and young professionals - Radiophonica IT. Second prize went to Finnish project Young European Citizenship, where people could learn about the EU decision making process and European cultures. The third prize was awarded to the organisation Muslims against Antisemitism from Austria. Read more about the winners here.


Social media


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Calendar 
  • Application deadline: 1 February 2021 
  • Selection of national winners: by 15 March 2021 
  • Award ceremony in Aachen: 11 May 2021