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Charlemagne Youth Prize 2013

A Spanish youth media project wins the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2013

The award ceremony was organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation

Spanish youth media project Europe on Track picked up the first prize at the 2013 Charlemagne Youth Prize ceremony on 7 May in Aachen. Second prize went to the Polish photo contest Discover Europe, while Estonian youth exchange project the Story of my Life came in third.

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded every year to projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and integration among young people.

Europe On Track aims to capture young people´s vision for Europe in 2020 through multimedia products and to present their opinions in a short documentary.

EP president Martin Schulz, who handed out the prizes to the winners, commented: "The Spanish project seeks constructive solutions to current problems – the loss of confidence in the EU and the alarmingly high youth unemployment in many member states."

The three winning projects will receive funding of €5,000, €3,000 and €2,000 respectively. Their representatives will also be invited to visit the European Parliament in the coming months.

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