10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize

10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize – Brussels, 21-23 November 2017

Young European Leadership supported the European Parliament in the planning and organisation of the 10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, which took place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2017.

YEL Board presenting the YEC17 Final Communique to President Tajani

As a follow up ceremony to the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017 (ECYP 2017), the 10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize brought together the leading European youth projects of the last ten years. This first gathering of this kind was a unique opportunity to showcase the central focus of youth in the activities of the European Parliament and to promote the Charlemagne Foundation alongside the European Charlemagne Youth Prize as a visionary and important platform for European integration.

Check out the photos from the event here!

Young European Leadership received the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016, having been awarded the prize for the third best project in the European Union to promote European integration for its flagship project, the Young European Council.

Eat&Meet Speed Dating

YEL organised an Eat&Meet for the participants to give them an opportunity to meet people in the field over dinner.

The Eat & Meet event took place in Brussels in at Kafenio.

The guest speakers to the Eat & Meet event in November 2017, Brussels:

  • Dr. Tamás Szücs, Head of Representation at The European Commission Representation in Hungary
  • Mr. Patrick Klein, Policy officer in DG GROW Unit F2 – Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship at European Commission
  • Mr. Christophe Leclercq, Media Founder at Euractiv
  • Ms. Madi Sharma, Founder at Global Entrepreneur Envoy

What is the European Charlemagne Youth Prize?

Since 2008, the European Parliament together with the ‘Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen’ have been awarding the top three projects run by and for youth showing an active participation in the development of Europe and helping to promote understanding between people from different European countries.

Every year, young people aged between 16 and 30 from the 28 member states of the EU who have been involved with projects that promote European integration and “foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community” are invited to submit their projects for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

For more information on the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, please check the European Parliament’s website.

Submit your own project! Applications for EYCP 2018 are open!

Do you have a project with a European dimension which promotes European integration? Are you a young person who wants to present how you are fostering the development of a shared sense of the European identity? Then you can now apply and become the European Charlemagne Youth Prize winner of 2018!
More information here.

European Charlemagne Youth Prize