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.

+++ Schwarzkopf Europe Award 2019: New Europeans +++

The 2019 Schwarzkopf Europe Award is going to the civil rights organization New Europeans. This year’s selection followed a new format: First, Young European of the Year recipients of our foundation nominated three candidates for the 2019 prize. Then, an online voting process was opened to young people in Europe age 35 or younger to choose the final recipient. New Europeans received the most votes. New Europeans focuses their work on a shared European identity. The organization is “committed to building a Europe of equality, diversity, freedom and solidarity, anchored in human rights” and does so through a number of different projects and campaigns. Recently, the organization headed the #GreenCard4Europe proposal, which would guarantee the rights of UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK in a post-Brexit Europe. Details regarding the award ceremony will follow in weeks to come.

Prior to 2010

2009 –  Mirsad Tokaca, Nataša Kandić und Vesna Terselic

2008 – Alexander Stubb (Finnish Politician)

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)

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. Find out more!

The Margot Friedländer Award calls on young people to deal with the Shoah, remembrance work and human engagement against exclusion, anti-Semitism and racism in the present.

The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe believes that European diversity can best be understood by experiencing it. Our travel grants seek to enable young Europeans to explore and discover their continent, while tackling current political or social questions. By travelling, grantees becomes ambassadors for a united Europe.

Curious how the foundation developed from its founding by Pauline Schwarzkopf 1971 in Hamburg and becoming the umbrella organisation for the EYP in 2004? Find out more about the foundation and its motivation.

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