The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. The European Charlemagne Youth Prize´´ is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
“Europe & Me”, a UK online lifestyle magazine for young Europeans, won first prize at the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011 on 31 May in Aachen. The second prize went to “Balkans Beyond Borders”, a short-film project (Greece) and the third to the “Escena Erasmus Project” (Spain), a cultural exchange programme for Erasmus students.
The three winning projects will receive funding of €5,000, €3,000, and €2,000 respectively. Their representatives will also be invited to visit the European Parliament in the coming months. Representatives of the 27 projects were invited to the award ceremony on 31 May in Aachen. The award ceremony was co-organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation and hosted by Aachen University.
The winner, Europe & Me is an online youth lifestyle magazine created in 2007. Its motto is to “make Europe personal”, allowing people to take the initiative and find like-minded individuals. Visit their website on: http://www.europeandme.eu/
The other winning projects can be found on http://www.balkansbeyondborders.eu/ http://www.wix.com/escenaerasmus/escenaerasmus http://www.wix.com/escenaerasmus/escenaerasmus