European Charlemagne Youth Prize: meet the 2024 winners

Sisterhood Pathways, a Lithuanian project aiming to combat violence against women, has won the 2024 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Group picture Karlspreis
Group picture of the winners of the 2024 Charlemagne Youth Prize

Every year national juries select youth-led projects from each EU country that strive to improve cooperation and understanding across the EU. Then another jury looks at the selected projects to determine the top three at the EU level. All 27 national winners were invited to the award ceremony in Aachen on 7 May, where the three EU winners were announced.

The European winners

The first prize of €7,500 went to Sisterhood Pathways from Lithuania. This project aims to combat violence against women in the Baltic states through art, interviews, local workshops, international events and a social media campaign. The goal is to listen to victims and specialists, facilitate social inclusion, and disseminate knowledge and strategies for preventing violence against women everywhere.

The second prize of €5,000 went to a French initiative called Penser, agir et plaider ensemble pour ne laisser aucun.e jeune de côté. It aims to help young people across Europe who face poverty and exclusion to voice their concerns and advocate for change. It transcends linguistic and geographical barriers, addresses issues such as harassment, discrimination, isolation, unemployment and educational barriers, and draws upon young people's own experiences to identify shared challenges.

The third prize of €2,500 went to Europe Magazine from Germany, an Instagram account that visualises Europe's complex social issues through maps, infographics and statistics. Europe Magazine uses visual journalism to convey information about politics, culture, the environment and society in a simple and accessible way.

National winners

Find out more about the 2024 national winners.

European Charlemagne Youth Prize

The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen award the European Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to support inspiring youth-led projects with a strong EU dimension.

Since 2008, nearly 6,000 projects have competed for the prize.

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize on social media

Find out more about the projects on social media and join the discussion by using the #ECYP2024 hashtag.