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About the Prize

The Prize is an award run jointly by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen that highlights projects by young people to strengthen democracy and support active participation.

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How to apply?

Are you an EU resident aged 16-30 working on a project that helps change Europe? You could be the winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize! Apply with your project, get up to €7500 and get the help you need to further develop your initiative.

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Previous Charlemagne Youth Prize winners

The Prize has been supporting inspiring youth-led projects from all over the EU. Every year national and European juries select 27 national projects from every Member State and 3 European laureates who are invited to the award ceremony in Aachen.

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FAQ about the Charlemagne Youth Prize

‘Frequently asked questions’ will help you find answers to any questions you might have about the European Charlemagne Youth Prize and its application procedure.

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