The European Charlemagne Youth Prize open for applications

Young people are invited to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues organised by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

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Scottish MEP Alyn Smith calls on young Scots to enter the competition and take advantage of the initiative.

Alyn said:

“If you are 16-30 years old and run a project with European dimension you should apply now and compete for international recognition and the prize money!

“The 8th Charlemagne Youth Prize provides a great opportunity for young people from across Europe, including Scotland, to showcase their work and further develop their project and the financial boost certainly helps to achieve just that.

“The previous winners included Danish travel project, a youth congress, workshops and seminars. The aim is to promote our common European values, encourage participation and integration on a European level, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

“I know that many young people in Scotland are already working on projects that meet the criteria for this prize and I’d like to encourage especially them to apply as I would like to see them noticed and rewarded for their work.”

For more information how to apply visit: http://www.charlemagneyouthprize.eu/