National finalist at the
European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014
Project 668 recently participated in the awards ceremony of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014 as one of the 28 national winners of this year’s competition. A representative of Project 668, Lidija Globokar was invited to the Winners’ Week, which took place in Aachen, Germany from 26th to 29th of May 2014.
Highlights of the Winners’ Week were a forum debate with Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council; a meet & greet with the other finalists; and the attendance at the awards ceremony of the Charlemagne Prize in the historical town hall of Aachen.
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is an initiative of the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The competition is open to young people who are involved in projects which aim to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. Winners were awarded €2,000, €3,000 and €5,000 as third, second and first prize respectively.