Young European Of The Year

Call for nomination: Who should become the next Young European of the Year 2021?


We are looking for young, committed young people between the age of 18 and 26 who make Europe a better place through their engagement to a pluralistic, open European society of solidarity or to fight against injustice and all forms of discrimination. Through their commitment and dedication, they inspire other young people and show leadership and responsibility in their field of engagement.

Last year’s award winner, Maria Atanasova, for example, has worked admirably as a mentor for young Roma in Bulgaria and is fighting against the structural discrimination of the Roma minority in Europe. Find out more about the other awarded Young Europeans of recent years down below.

You can nominate your Young European here until 14 February 2021.

What is there to win?

The prize is endowed with 5000 €, which can be used for an internship in a European institution. It is also possible to use the grant to finance a project which promotes European integration and solidarity. Such a project must follow the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe and needs the approval of the Foundation’s board to be accepted.

In addition, the winner will automatically be part of the jury of the Schwarzkopf Europe Award. We will promote visibility for their cause through events, our large European network and support in public relations.

Who can win the Award?

To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be between 18 and 26 years old and active in at least one of the member states of the Council of Europe in the ways described above.

Who is part of the jury?

A jury consisting of a representative of the Schwarzkopf Foundation, an employee of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany, a representative of the European Youth Forum and former award winners will decide who will receive the prize.

Any questions?

Esther Spicker will be happy to answer all your questions.

We are looking forward to receiving your nominations!

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 “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 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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