The European Commission launched an EU-wide contest for a prestigious 'Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe'.

The application process closed on the 2nd of October 2017. The awards ceremony will take place on 20 June 2018.


The 22 winners of the 2017 "Altiero Spinelli Prize for outreach: spreading knowledge about Europe" have now been announced. Download the list here

You can find out more about the projects:


02/10/2017 for applications




The Prize rewards outstanding contributions that communicate the EU - its founding values, history, action and key benefits - to wider society, enhance citizens' understanding of the EU, broaden the ownership of the European project and build trust in the EU.

For the 2017 edition there are:

  • six first prizes of 50.000 EUR
  • six second prizes of 30.000 EUR 
  • ten third prizes of 17.000 EUR.

Who can apply

The prize is open to individuals or groups of individuals (natural persons). The individual applicant (or the group leader, in case of groups of individuals applying) must have at least a Master's Degree and must, at the time of the application, be affiliated with a legal entity such as, for example, an academic institution, organisation, civil society organisation, company or other type of legal entity established and based in an EU Member State. Eligible participants include scientists, artists, scholars/researchers, writers, journalists and all kinds of other actors who can contribute to articulating what Europe stands for today and tomorrow and why European citizens should "fall in love with Europe" despite its imperfections.


Registration of intention to apply was compulsory. The registration deadline was 4 September 2017 23:59 (CET).

The deadline for applications was 2 October 2017 at 12:00 (CET).


These are the Contest Rules (translations can be made available on request). 

Only those who registered by the deadline of 4 September were invited to submit a full application by 2 October at 12:00 (CET). Applicants had to submit (online only):


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