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If you are aged 16 to 30 and working on a project with an EU dimension, apply for the 2023 Charlemagne Youth Prize and win funds to further develop your initiative.

The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year to projects by young people with a strong EU dimension.

Since 2008, more than 4,650 projects have competed for the prize.

Applications for 2023 are open until 2 February (23.59 CET).

The prize

Three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in each EU country. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.

Representatives of all 27 national winning projects will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen, Germany.

The rules

Projects must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • 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
  • Offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community

Read more on 
the Charlemagne Youth Prize website

If you still have questions, email .

  • 2 February 2023: application deadline
  • March 2023: selection of national winners
  • Date to be confirmed: announcement of European winners and award ceremony in Aachen

Charlemagne youth prize 2022

In 2022, the first prize went to Orquestra Sem Fronteiras [Orchestra Without Borders] from Portugal. The initiative promotes cross-border cooperation between Portugal and Spain through the music of young talents living in both countries with the aim of mitigating social and cultural inequalities.

Read more in our article on the 2022 winners.

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