Schwarzkopf Europe Award

The “Schwarzkopf Europe Award” is awarded to institutions or public figures who have distinguished themselves in an outstanding way by a committed and dedicated service to either European understanding or the growing together of Europe. The awardee is selected by the award winners of the “Young European of the Year”, an award which is also granted by the Schwarzkopf Foundation, out of pool of nominations handed in by young people across Europe.

Until the 15th of August, 2017 persons under the age of 35 can nominate public figures or institutions eligible for the “Schwarzkopf Europe Award 2018”! You can submit your nomination here.

The award winners

  • 2017 - Emily O’Reilly is the EU Ombudsman who supports the integrity of the different institutions of the European Union and upholds the European idea in her work. She has become a role model for the European youth through her tiredless work against the erosion of the European Union.

Prior to 2008:

2007 – Aliaksandr Lahvinets (university lecturer, Belarus)
2006 – Dieter Kosslick (Director Berlin International Film Festival)
2004 – Navid Kermani (author and Islamic academic)
2003 – Carla del Ponte (Chief Prosecutor of the Yugoslavian Tribunal)