Bringing the EU closer to young citizens – Commission launches EU prize
For the second consecutive year, the European Commission is holding an EU-wide contest – the “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach”.
The 2018 edition of the Prize focuses on young people.
Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport stated: “We need to bring the EU closer to young citizens in ways that inspire. I am pleased that the ‘Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach’ rewards quality works that enhance young people’s understanding of the EU and promote their engagement in the democratic processes that shape its future. Giving visibility and European level recognition to such initiatives will help us reach this goal.”
What kind of works are invited?
The Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach 2018 will reward the following types of work:
- Innovative and practice-oriented educational programmes or campaigns and/or Massive Online Open Courses;
- Games (offline and/or online) with pedagogic purposes allowing young participants to experience Europe and its functioning in practice;
- Collaborative projects and action-based activities promoting the concrete participation of young people in the democratic processes that shape the future of the EU, and their active engagement with European common values;
- or combinations of such works.
Who can apply?
The 2018 contest is open to:
- individuals (natural persons) who are EU citizens;
- non-governmental legal entities established and based in an EU Member State.
For more information, please read the Rules of Contest for 2018.
What is the amount of the Prize?
The 2018 edition of the Prize will award up to five prizes of 25 000 EUR.
Whose idea is this Prize?
The Prize is an initiative implemented by the European Commission at the request of the European Parliament, which is funding the prize as a Pilot Project.
Application and deadline
Applications must be submitted online via the e-survey website.
The deadline for applications is Monday 07 January 2019 at 17:00 CET.