Winners 2024

2024 ECYP Winners on stage

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 raise awareness, listen to victims and specialists, facilitate social inclusion and community participation, and disseminate knowledge and strategies for preventing violence against women everywhere.

The second prize of €5 000 went to Penser, agir et plaider ensemble pour ne laisser aucun.e jeune de côté from France. This initiative fosters solidarity among young people across Europe who face poverty and exclusion, enabling them 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

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Winners 2023 

The first prize of €7,500 went to “AILEM” from Belgium - the first ever language app tailored for refugees and asylum seekers and developed in consultation with them.  It uses language to break down intercultural misunderstandings and gaps between refugees and their host country and includes useful phrases, language learning stories and games, as well as ways to connect to other users. The project aims to bring together people from different backgrounds, experiences and social status.

Two projects took joint second place: "Mobile Climate Museum" from Lithuania and "The European Correspondent" from The Netherlands. 

The “Mobile Climate Museum” (Mobili Klimato muziejaus paroda) was set up in May 2022 with the aim of getting people to adopt a climate-friendly lifestyle. It consists of four mobile marine containers representing four themes: climate change - causes and impact, the EU green deal, sustainable farming and healthy food, practical tips on cutting consumption.

"The European Correspondent", founded in 2022, brings together over 140 young journalists from across Europe with the aim of creating European journalism. They email a daily newsletter, covering a different region each day, with the most relevant European news. They also investigate how big issues play out in different European countries.

Summaries of the 2023 national winners’ projects (EN)

Winners 2022 

The first prize went to “Orquestra Sem Fronteiras” [EN: Orchest Without Borders] from Portugal, which promotes cross-border cooperation between Portugal and Spain, through the music of young talents living in both countries, with the purpose of mitigating social and cultural inequalities.

Second prize went to the Czech “Politika (nejen) pro mladé” [EN: Politics (Not Only) for the Youth] project, which brings together young politicians from across the political spectrum to debate politics, democracy and human rights, striving for an informed and active young civil society.

Third prize went to the German project “Ukrainian Vibes - European Public Sphere”, organised through Democracy International. The project, which ran from April to October 2021, brought people from 36 countries together for virtual discussions on democracy, development and European integration, highlighting EU-Ukraine relations. They published some of the proposals generated on the COFOE platform.

The winners of the ECYP prize of the 2022 on stage. Summaries of the 2022 national winners’ projects (EN)

Winners 2021

First prize went to the Czech Fakescape project, which uses games to teach young people how to think critically and spot fake news.

Second was Generation Z from Romania a project bringing young people together with scholars and personalities to encourage curiosity, critical thinking and free speech, as well asinter-generational dialogue.

Spain’s EuroInclusion picked up the third prize. It is an exchange programme for young Europeans, which aims to achieve full social, cultural and political integration of citizens with disabilities in a free, diverse and united Europe.

Winners 2020

The German European Archive of Voice project collects oral recounts of history from people born before 1945.

Second place went to the French Moving towards a European Civic Service, an association helping young Europeans to volunteer at home and in other countries with the aim of addressing major societal challenges such as the environment. 

Third was Madeleina Kay (UK), known as #EUsupergirl, with ‘The Future is Europe” initiative.

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