Apply for the 2024 European Charlemagne Youth Prize

If you are 16-30 and working on a project with an EU dimension, apply for the 2024 Charlemagne Youth Prize and win funds to further develop your initiative.

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize
Apply for the 2024 Charlemagne Youth Prize

The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen award the European Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects by young people with a strong EU dimension.

Since 2008, 5,350 projects have competed for the prize.

Applications for 2024 are open until midnight on 12 February.

The prize

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.

Representatives of all 27 national winning projects will be invited to the award ceremony on 7 May 2024 in Aachen, Germany.

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 on the website of the Charlemagne Youth Prize.

If you still have questions, email


  • 12 February 2024: application deadline:
  • 20 March 2024: selection of national winners:
  • 7 May 2024: announcement of the European winners and award ceremony in Aachen

Charlemagne Youth Prize 2023

In 2023, the first prize went to Ailem from Belgium - a language app tailored for refugees and asylum seekers and developed in consultation with them. It includes useful phrases, language learning stories and games, as well as ways to connect to other users and it aims to break down intercultural misunderstandings and gaps between refugees and their host country.

Read more about the 2023 winners in our article.

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