Schwarzkopf Foundation’s Young European of the Year 2020 Award (up to €5,000)

Schwarzkopf Foundation’s Young European of the Year 2020 Award (up to €5,000)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Applications are open for the Schwarzkopf Foundation’s Young European of the Year 2020 Award. The award 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.

This young person needs to be able to present that they have launched their own initiatives, have exercised responsibility, and thus can prove that they are prepared to make an effort in forging peaceful coexistence in a diverse Europe. With the award, the foundation wants to encourage and motivate these young people to continue to live by their ideals.

The prize is awarded by the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, the representation of the European Commission in Germany and in cooperation with the European Youth Forum.


The award sum is €5,000. The award is intended to finance a six-month internship with a Member of the European Parliament or at another European institution.

It is also possible to use the grant to finance a project which promotes European integration. Such a project has to follow the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe and needs the approval of the Foundation’s board in order to be accepted.


  • Young people who are at least 18 and not older than 26 can be nominated
  • Campaign for excellence in European integration or international understanding in Europe 
  • Are active in a member state of the Council of Europe.


Click here to nominate

For more information, visit Schwarzkopf Foundation.