Call for participants: European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2012

The European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen invite young people from all the EU Member States to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues.
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is given out jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen .

The ‘European Charlemagne Youth Prize’ is awarded to projects, which:

  • promote the 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 internet projects with a European dimension.

Applications in all official languages of the European Union are eligible
The projects submitted for the competition must have started and:

a) finished within the calendar year (12 months) preceding the current application deadline or
b) be still running.

Participants
– should be 16-30 years old.
– must be citizens or residents of one of the 27 EU Member States.
– can apply, either individually or in groups

Prize:

  • The prize for the best project is EUR 5000, the second, EUR 3000 and the third, EUR 2000.
  • Representatives of the 27 national projects selected will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen, Germany on 15 May, 2012.
  • The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
  • As part of the prize, the laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).

Deadline: 23 January 2012
For more information regarding the competition please contact the national Information Offices

Find out more on:http://cyp.adagio4.eu/view/en/introduction.html

Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen: http://www.karlspreis.de