The European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016 - €5,000

Deadline: January 25, 2016


  • The prize for the best project is €5000.
  • The prize for the second place is €3000.
  • The prize for the third place is  €2000.
  • As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).
  • The representatives of all the 28 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany.


 The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is Now in its ninth year, the prize is awarded to young people who have developed projects to foster understanding between people from different European countries.

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and awarded each year for projects run by people aged between 16 and 30.

The winning projects should provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.
Past winners include youth exchange programmes and artistic and internet projects with a European dimension.


  • Applicants should be 16-30 year old.
  • Participants must be citizens or residents of one of the 28 countries of the European union.
  • participants can apply individually or in groups.
  • Project submitted must have started have finished within the calendar year preceeding the current application deadline.


An application form can be completed online, and must include the details of the applicant and the organization. Through summary and separate description of the project is also necessary.

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In order to enhance your application, you may attach the following items to your application:

  • Pictures
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Press Extracts
  • Other elements illustrating your project.

For more information, visit The European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016.

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