The European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014

Deadline: 10 February 2014
Open to: young people from all the EU member states
Prize: The best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000


The European Charlemagne Youth Prize” aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as 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.
“The European Charlemagne Youth Prize” is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.


The European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen invite young people from all the EU member states to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues.

Applicants should be 16-30 years old.

The participants must be citizens or residents of one of the 28 member states of the European Union.

Participants can apply, either individually or in groups; in the case of group and multinational projects, the project can only be submitted in one country.


The prize for the best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg). Also, the representatives of all the 28 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany.
The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.


Submission deadline extended until 10 February 2014!

Application forms are available through the websites of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize ( and the national Information Offices of the European Parliament.

For more information regarding the competition please contact the national Information Offices.

Applications in all official languages of the European Union are eligible.

The projects submitted for the competition must have started and:

a) have finished within the calendar year (12 months) preceding the current application deadline or

b) be still running.

All applications must include the following information:

  • Title of the project
  • Applicant’s surname, first name and name of the organization (if applicable)
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Contact address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number (mobile phone and/or landline)
  • Internet site: (if applicable)
  • Complete description of the project
  • Summary (1-3 pages) in, English, French or German
  • Declaration of EU funding (if applicable)

Applicants must keep a copy of the material as it may not be returned by selection juries.

Article 4: Exclusion from participation

The following projects are ineligible:

  • projects submitted by persons working in the European institutions and in the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen
  • academic theses and publications
  • projects which receive more than 50% funding through EU Institutions except if this funding is only for  initial start-up purposes of a project or covering solely current expenses of a programme, such as costs for participants, whereas the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the project is carried out on a voluntary basis
  • projects that have already received a prize awarded by a European Institution. This includes the final three winners of the previous editions of European Charlemagne Youth Prize Competition
  • projects submitted with incomplete applications or applications sent in several parts



For more details visit the official website HERE.

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