Young European of the Year

The awardees

  • Preisverleihung "Schwarzkopf Europa Preis" und "Junger Europäer des Jahres 2017" aufgenommen am Montag (24.04.2017) in Berlin. Foto: Jens Schlueter/Vertretung der Europaeischen Kommission in Deutschland Mit der Honorarzahlung erwirbt die Vertretung der Europäische Union in Deutschland das Nutzungsrecht der Fotos gemäß der Ausschreibung und Leistungsbeschreibung im nicht-offenen Vergabeverfahren Ref. Nr. I-212-2015/. Es gilt das Urheberrechtsgesetzes und die umseitig aufgeführten Geschäftsbedingungen. Die Nutzungsrechte bleiben bis zur vollständigen Bezahlung Eigentum des Photographen. Der Fotograf besitzt kein Model-Release der abgebildeten Personen. Es wird grundsätzlich keine Einholung von Persönlichkeits-, Kunst- oder Markenrechten zugesichert, die Einholung dieser Rechte obliegt dem Nutzer.
    2017 - Nozizwe Dube is the current president of the Flemish Youth Council, making the voice of young people in Flanders more present in political decision-making. She has also been especially engaged in making minorities more visible and in speaking about several European topics such as the right to vote at the age of 16 and the consequences of the Brexit vote for young people in Europe.

 

Before 2008:

2007 – Paul de Kuijer (the Netherlands)

2006 – Burcu Becermen (Turkey)

2005 – Tamas Boros (Hungary)

2004 – Anar Jahangirli (Azerbaijan)

2003 – Adrian Langan (Ireland)

2002 – Mjellma Mehmeti (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

2001 – Daciana Oana Mailatescu (Romania)

2000 – Tobias Bütow (Germany)

1999 – Lola Stoppleman de Almudévar (Great Britain)

1998 – Michael Schmitt (Germany)

1997 – David Stulik (Czech Republic)

The award for the “Young European of the Year” is given to young Europeans aged between 18 and 26 years who have distinguished themselves in an exemplary manner concerning their honorary commitment and dedication in the support of international understanding and/or the integration of Europe.

The award sum is € 5.000. The award is intended to finance a six-month internship with a Member of the European Parliament or at another European institution. It is also possible to use the grant to finance a project which promotes European integration. Such a project has to follow the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation and needs the approval of the Foundation’s board in order to be accepted.

Amongst the nominees we award an interrail ticket for seven days of travel within one month.

If you know a young person who fulfills the requirements, please fill out the enclosed nomination form and send it together with a CV of the candidate and a description of the reasons for the nomination to:

Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa,
Sophienstraße 28-29
10178 Berlin, Germany
Online:the online nomination is currently closed

The most recent call Call 2017 can be found here.

Speeches and laudatios for the Young Europeans of the Year can be found here.