The European Commission has launched the 2019 Call for Applications for The 'Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach'.
The prize rewards outstanding works that enhance citizens' understanding of the EU, help broaden the ownership of the European project and develop a sense European identity. It was awarded for the first time in 2017.
The Commission will consider projects across communication, campaigns, direct actions and more – these may include:
- educational programmes or campaigns about the EU;
- information and communication campaigns about the EU;
- activities that enhance young people’s motivation to participate in the democratic processes that shape the future of the EU;
- activities that enhance young people’s attachment to the core values of the EU;
- action-based activities that enable young people to witness the benefits of the EU.
This year, up to 16 prizes of 25,000 EUR will be awarded.
Frequently asked Questions
The Prize is an initiative implemented by the European Commission at the request of the European Parliament.
- individuals (natural persons) who are EU citizens;
- non-governmental legal entities established and based in an EU Member State.
The contest is not open to public authorities. This means that public administration authority at national, regional or local/municipal level cannot apply.
Yes, as long as it is established and based in an EU Member State. It can be a university established under public or private law.
No, research works as such are not eligible.
No. All works/products/activities that have been funded by the EU are not eligible. Appli-cants who have already received an EU prize or other financial support from any European funding programme or other source of European funding (such as, for example, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Activities, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, funding from a European Commission’s Representation or European Parliament liaison office in a Member State, etc.) for a product/activity/work cannot receive the Altiero Spinelli Prize 2019 for the same work. Applicants are legally responsible for the correctness of the in-formation they provide in the application.
The product/activity/work proposed for the Prize must have been completed and implemented in the last two years prior to the deadline for applications.
No. Products/activities/works that are still in preparation at the time of application are not eligible, even in cases where they are at a very advanced stage of preparation/almost ready. You are expected to apply with work that has been implemented and already has had/is having im-portant and measurable impact that you can demonstrate.
The Declaration of Honour form is downloadable from the EU Survey; it is embedded in the e-application form. You must download it, complete/sign, scan and upload the signed one.
The European Commission is responsible for the selection of the winners after the applications are assessed by a jury of external independent evaluators appointed by the European Commission.
If an individual (natural person) applies, this person receives the money of the Prize. If a legal entity applies, the money of the Prize goes to the legal entity.
This is entirely up to you. There is no rule, expectation or reporting about this.