2019 European Charlemagne Youth Prize Competition

Deadline: January 28, 2019.

The Charlemagne Youth Prize, organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen, is awarded each year to European projects by young people aged 16-30. The winning projects provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. UK projects will continue to be eligible.

The three winners will be chosen from the projects nominated by national juries and representatives from all countries will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen in May 2019.


1. Applicants must be between 16 and 30 years old and must be citizens or residents of one of the 28 member states of the European Union.

2. Participants can apply, either individually or in groups; in the case of group and cross-border projects, the project can only be submitted in one country which is closely linked to the project.

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

4. The projects submitted for the competition must have started and:
a) have finished between 1 January 2018 and 29 January 2019 or
b) be still running.


1. The prize for the best project is €7.500, the second, €5000 and the third, €2500.

2. One representative of each of the 28 national winning projects will be invited to the award ceremony on 28 May 2019 and a stay of several days in Aachen, Germany.

3. The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representatives of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

4. As part of the prize, the laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).


1. The application deadline is 28 January 2019.

2. Applications must be completed online on the website of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize (www.charlemagneyouthprize.eu).



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