Deadline: 15 October 2013
Open to: young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26
Prize: € 5.000 to finance a half-year internship with a Member of the European Parliament or another European institution
Every year, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe awards on outstanding young person with the title of “Young European of the Year.
They are looking for young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, i.e. in the year 2014 the prize winner should not be older than 26. She or he should have worked in an honorary capacity towards the understanding between peoples and/or European integration and in the process have achieved exemplary success: Young people who have learned to act with initiative, personal commitment and a sense of responsibility, thus showing they are prepared to grasp the opportunities of our time in forging peaceful coexistence in a Europe of diversity.
They are not looking for young people with fully-fledged careers. Each year with this prize the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe wishes to reward a young European for his/her outstanding commitment to fostering international understanding and the union of Europe. At the same time they want to encourage and motivate these young people to continue to champion these ideals.
The sum donated for the prize is € 5.000. This amount is intended to finance a half-year internship with a Member of the European Parliament or another European institution.
It is also possible to use the sum to finance a project which promotes European integration. Such a project must further the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation and receive the agreement of the Foundation’s Management board in order to be accepted.
The award is open to young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, i.e. in the year of receiving the prize winner should not be older than 26. She or he should have dedicated themselves in a volunteer capacity to fostering understanding between peoples and/or European integration. The candidates should have achieved outstanding results and wish to actively promote their idea further in the future.
If you know such a young person please tell them why this person should be the Young European of the Year 2014, and how they can get into contact with him or her BEFORE 15 OCTOBER 2013.
Fill in the nomination form AVAILABLE HERE and send it to: Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa, Sophienstraße 28-29, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
Or complete the online nomination form HERE.
The Schwarzkopf-foundation will approach the candidate and take his or her nomination into the decision process. The award-winner will be chosen by a jury of personalities from the European Youth Parliament, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Schwarzkopf Foundation.