Apply for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize


The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is an award for young people who are doing great things to promote European values and bring Europeans closer together. The Prize is a joint award sponsored by the European Parliament and the Aachen Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize that recognises ideas by young people to improve democracy and encourage active participation. The European Parliament will assign the prize to selected individuals and organizations from all over Europe

A group of participants and Macron standing on stage for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize event

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the prize, you need to be between 16 and 30 years old and have done a project that promotes European values and brings Europeans closer together. 

This could be in any area, like:

  • culture, 
  • education, 
  • youth exchanges, 
  • volunteering, 
  • or social action. 

The prize consists of two categories: one for individuals and one for organizations. If you win, you’ll get a cash prize of €5,000 and a trip to Brussels to attend the award ceremony and meet with European policymakers.

If you’re interested in applying for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, you can do it online through the European Parliament’s website. Applications will be open from 12 January to January 31, 2023, and a panel of judges will review all the submissions and choose the winners. The award ceremony is in May 2023.

2021 and 2020 winners of the Charlemagne Youth Prize


The European Charlemagne Youth Prize can be your chance to make a positive impact on the future of Europe. If you’re passionate about promoting European values and bringing Europeans closer together, you can definitely apply for the prize.

For more information you can also check out the previous winners of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, such as the European Youth Press and the European Students’ Forum, to get inspiration for your own project.


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EU Youth Dialogue: Connecting Young People and Policy Makers

Introducing Youth Talks: Inspiring Stories from Young Europeans


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