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European Charlemagne Youth Prize

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and awarded each year for projects run by people aged between 16 and 30.

The Prize is awarded to projects which:

  • 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 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 online projects with a European dimension.


Winner of the 2018 Charlemagne Youth Prize for Ireland

The Irish Second-Level Student's Union's (ISSU) Tools for Inclusive Schools, a project headed by Ms Ellen O’Rourke, has been declared the winner of the Charlemagne Youth Prize for Ireland. The project is a student-led campaign focusing on the integration of migrant and refugee students in secondary-level schools within Ireland and will now go on to a Europe-wide final.   The European Award Ceremony will take place in Aachen, Germany on 8 May.

Press Release: Irish Winner of 2018 Charlemagne Youth Prize
Press Release: Irish winners of 2017 Charlemagne Youth Prize
Find out more about the Charlemagne Youth Prize