This Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
Prizes of €7,500, €5,000 and €2,500 are awarded to the winning projects. The final laureates are also invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).
One representative of all the 28 selected national projects are invited to attend several events in Aachen, Germany, including the Youth Prize Award Ceremony, which always takes place two days before Ascension Day, the day on which the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen is awarded.
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
The aim of the prize is to develop European consciousness among young people and encourage their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
Applications filled in by other people such as teachers or people older than 30 years will not be accepted.
Groups and individuals aged 16 to 30 years old involved in projects with a European dimension are eligible to enter.
Applications are made via a simple online registration form. Each group or individual must fill in their own form - forms cannot be completed by teachers or other older people.
A description of the project must be uploaded as an attachment. In addition, a summary in English, French or German must be included. The summary should be short but must cover the main aspects of the project. It is often the first element that the jury looks at when evaluating the project.
In the case of group and multinational projects, the project can only be submitted in one country.