We know the winners of 2013 European Charlemagne Youth prize

The official award ceremony of Charlemagne Youth Prize was held on Tuesday, 7th of May, with the participation of celebrities such as Michael Jansen, Chairman of the Charlemagne Prize Foundation, Ernst Schmachtenberg from Aachen University, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Hans Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament and many others. The whole ceremony took place in charming premises of Aachen University.

The winning project became a Spanish project, “Europe on track”, which aims to capture the vision of young people’s Europe 2020 strategy through multimedia products and to create a short document which presents their views. The organizer of the project is one of the largest youth organisations AEGEE EUROPE.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz pointed out during his speech that the 27 winners of European Charlemagne Youth Prize are our future and that our role, the role of politicians, is to help these young active people to fulfil their dreams.

The project from Poland, “Discover Europe”, was awarded the second prize. Photo competition organized by Erasmus Student Network Poland, has a task to show the beauty of Europe at different moments. And the third award was given to one exceptional project “The Story of My Life” from Estonia.

The whole award ceremony was marked by a very pleasant atmosphere. All projects were excellent and supporting the development of European consciousness among young people and their participation in European integration projects.

We are pleased that the European dialogue prospective attitude could attend this award as a Slovak national winner. We hereby would like to thank you for your trust and for which we could represent our Slovakia in the 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

In the next issue of the magazine you can expect a more detailed article with special interviews with the winners of 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Miroslav Hajnos with Martin Schulz, President of EP

Miroslav Hajnoš with Luis Alvarado, Winner of ECYP 2013

Miroslav Hajnoš