European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2019

The European Parliament are seeking applications for the 2019 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Since 2008, the European Parliament together with the ‘Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen’ have each year been inviting young people from all EU Member States to submit projects run by and for youth showing an active participation in the development of Europe.

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded to projects which:

  • promote European and international understanding,
  • foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration,
  • serve as a role model for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension. Young people aged between 16 and 30 from any EU Member States can submit projects for the prize.

The prize for the best project is €7500, the second €5000 and the third €2500. As part of the prize, the three European laureates are invited to visit the European Parliament in Brussels or Strasbourg.

Closing date for applications 28th January 2019 and applications can be submitted online here.

Previous winners have been awarded for projects such as youth exchanges, events in the fields of sports, arts or culture or may take the form of online projects with a European dimension.

For further information on the prize, please see