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Charlemagne Youth Prize winners in the European Parliament

All 2019 winners on stage
All 2019 winners on stage

The Italian radio show Europhonica IT was selected as the 2019 Charlemagne Youth Prize winner out of 285 projects during a lively ceremony in the Aachen town hall on the 28th May. In his laudatory speech, European Parliament Vice-President Rainer Wieland said : “Europhonica is the perfect example of how to bring European Union institutions closer to citizens, both contributing to their understanding of its functioning and improving the conditions for their civic participation”.

The prize, jointly awarded by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Foundation, is open to initiatives run by young people aged 16-30 years old involved in projects helping to promote understanding between people from different European countries. Since 2008, more than 3000 projects competed for the Prize.

28 national project representatives were invited to Aachen from 27 -30 May and were awarded a diploma and a medal. On 30th May, they assisted in the Award Ceremony of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, which was awarded to António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is honored for being ‘an outstanding advocate for the European model of society.’

1st Prize: Italy - Europhonica IT (RadUni - Associazione Operatori Radiofonici Universitari) - www.raduni.org

Europhonica IT is the shared radio show that gives voice to independent student and university media. Students and young professionals show their idea of Europe by creating an editorial team composed by young people from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Germany, broadcasting monthly from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

2nd Prize: Finland - Your European Citizenship (European Youth Parliament) - www.eypfinland.org

The Your European Citizenship project provides an exciting and relatable way for Finnish youth to learn about EU decision-making and European cultures. The project enabled meaningful connections between high school and vocational school students where linguistic and ethnic minorities were well-represented. Four international events of the project brought together around 500 young people to discuss and debate, and form their own opinions about current European topics.

3rd Prize: Austria - Muslims against Anti-Semitism, Muslimische Jugend Österreich - www.mjoe.at

The Muslims against Anti-Semitism pilot project aims to raise awareness among young Muslims of both sexes and is the first to seek to shed light on the issue of anti-Semitism from a critical internal Muslim perspective. To this end, workshops with experts were organized and meeting places for Muslims and Jews were created to promote a shared Austrian and European identity.

 

2019 National winners

BELGIUM - Once upon a time 2.0: Transmedia storytelling
BULGARIA - European Identity Booster
CROATIA - EU4mE&U
CYPRUS - We make our presence felt in Europe
CZECH REPUBLIC - Regional Selection Conferences of EYP Czech Republic 2018
DENMARK - Student Refugees Buddies
ESTONIA - Baltic Deaf Youth Festival
FRANCE - Evrisops
GERMANY - Wir sind Europa
GREECE - Explore Europe by Learning
HUNGARY - TALOS
IRELAND - Youth Mock Parliament
LATVIA - Board Game - Populist
LITHUANIA - Learning from the past, shaping the future
LUXEMBOURG - Peertraining
MALTA - SHAKE IT…#weplayculture
POLAND - Data Science Summer School
PORTUGAL - Model European Union Lisbon 2018
ROMANIA - ISWinT (International Student Week in Timișoara)
SLOVAKIA - Visegrad Youth Forum
SLOVENIA - 4th National Selection Conference of EYP Slovenia
SPAIN - Ruta Inti: Las Leyendas del Viejo Mundo
SWEDEN - Nordic Convention
THE NETHERLANDS  - Summer University
UNITED KINGDOM - EUtopya