The national winning entries for the annual European Charlemagne Youth Prize, now in its sixth year, have been announced. The competition is open to young people aged between 16 and 30 who have been involved with projects helping to promote understanding between peoples of different European countries. The award ceremony will take place in Aachen (Germany) on 7 May 2013.
Selection of the 27 national winners:
National juries in each of the 27 EU Member States consisting of at least two MEPs and one representative of a youth organisation selected a national winner.
Selection of the final European winners
A European jury, consisting of three MEPs, the President of the European Parliament and four representatives of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize, will select the three final European winners, from the 27 projects submitted by national juries. The 3 final European winners will be announced on 7 May 2013.
National Winners are:
Ride for your Rights!
International Week Bulgaria
Design your own comfort zone
Many Cultures 4 Europe
The Story of My Life
Leo Europa Forum 2013
Eurodéputé à l'école
Life is Plastic! It's Fantastic!
European Cook Book
1000 and 1 realities
International conference of theatre arts students
Our Voice 2012
National Student Travel Foundation Mini European Assembly (NSTF MEA) 2012-2013
Gap Year Portugal
European Dialogue of perspective attitude
Europe on Track
Young Scientists United
EU on the Road
The latest information on the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2013 can be found on the website dedicated to the Prize: http://www.charlemagneyouthprize.eu/view/en/index.html
Fostering a shared sense of European identity
Organised by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, ECYP winners will be awarded €2,000, €3,000 and €5,000 as third, second and first prize respectively, for existing projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and cooperation. Representatives of the best projects from each of the 27 EU Member States will be invited to Aachen, on 7 May 2013, to participate in the award ceremony.
As well as promoting European and international understanding, the winning projects should serve as role models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together, such as youth events, youth exchanges or Internet projects with a European dimension.