YOUrope Needs YOU! wins Youth Prize

AEGEE Europe’s project YOUrope Needs YOU! was awarded the European Charlemagne Youth Prize. Brussels, 19 May 2009

AEGEE’s YOUrope Needs YOU! Project wins European Charlemagne Youth Prize

After being selected national winner of Poland, the YOUrope needs YOU! Project was today selected as European winner of the Charlemagne Youth Prize. As well as promoting European and international understanding, the winning projects will serve as role models for young people living in Europe. In particular the organisers looked for practical examples of Europeans living together.
Organised by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the prize provides funding of €2,000 – €5,000 for existing projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and cooperation. For more information:

The project: YOUrope needs YOU!
”Empowered high school students all over Europe” – this is the main aim of YOUrope needs YOU!, a European project under the umbrella of the European Student’s Forum AEGEE. Through workshop sessions at high schools conducted by university students from different NGOs active in youth work, the project intends to raise awareness on current European matters, show the practical opportunities Europe offers, and encourage young people to seize these opportunities. The use of interactive non-formal education methods will allow the participating high school students to improve their understanding of common European values and perspectives. The sessions are organised by students for students – a great basis for sharing idealism and the conviction to act and experience Europe. For more info:

The association: European Student’s Forum AEGEE
AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 15.000 members, active in more than 250 university cities in 43 European countries.

If you would like more information about the YOUrope Needs YOU! project or AEGEE, or to schedule an interview with Agnieszka Strycharz, project manager of YOUrope Needs YOU!, please contact:

Robin Verschuren
Vice-President & External Relations Director of AEGEE-Europe

Phone: +32 2 45 2300 or mobile: +32 479 587634