About the Charlemagne Youth Prize

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is an award that is given to youth-run projects that support democracy in Europe and promote cooperation and understanding both in Europe and internationally. It highlights the daily work by young people in strengthening a shared sense of European identity and rewards their active participation in the development of Europe.

The award is run jointly by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, and was established in 2008.

In order to participate in the Charlemagne Youth Prize, you will need to:

  • Have a European project with which you wish to apply;
  • Be between 16 and 30 years old;
  • Be a resident of one of the EU Member States - You can submit a project either as an individual applicant or on behalf of an organisation or a group of young people.

All submitted projects will be first evaluated by the national jury of the project’s Member State, which will select a single nomination. From these 27 national winners, the three top European laureates will be selected by the European Jury and awarded up to €7500 in prize money for their projects.

About the Charlemagne Youth Prize