Calls for international programmes for youth

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01/03/2017 Grants

Young European of the Year Award - Travel Fellowships and InterRail-Global-Passes


The aim of the foundation is to support the development of young people to be politically conscious and responsible personalities and to support the European process.
The Heinz-Schwarzkopf-Foundation Young Europe was founded in 1971 in Hamburg. The Foundation has an office in Berlin to co-ordinate its activities in eastern Europe.

Young European of the Year Award
Since 1991 the Foundation supports the European Youth Parliament. The EYP aims to promote the European dimension in education and to give students in the 18-26 age group the opportunity to participate in a practical, positive learning experience.

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Every year the Foundation awards in co-operation with the European Youth Parliament the "The Young European of the Year". This is an opportunity to nominate a young person between 18 and 26 years old, in the year of receiving the prize, who has dedicated themselves in a voulunteer capacity to foster understanding between peoples and/or European integration. The candidates should have achieved outstanding results and wish to actively promote their ideas in the future.
The award is financed with EUR 5.000 to be used to finance a six-month practical internship at the office of a Member of the European Parliament or another European institution.
It is also possible to use the award to finance a project which promotes European integration.

Under the nominating persons, the organisers, will award an interrail ticket for 7days of travel within one month.

Deadline to submit nominations: 15 November 2016.
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Travel Scholarships
Every year the Foundation finances classical travel scholarship awards (EUR 550) to young people between 18 and 26 years of age.The scholarship should enable young people to discover and discuss the different social and political questions in the host country. A final report on the journey and the different experiences should be written afterwards. There is a contest on the best travel reports at the end of every year.
Non-German young people may only get funding for travelling in Germany and should have a certain knowledge of the German language.

The deadline for applications for travel scholarships are each year on 1 March and 1 September.
Applications should arrive approximately eight weeks before the start of the journey.

The application forms are in German. For the Young European of the Year Award you may also contact the European Youth Parliament in your country.
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InterRail-Global Passes
The InterRail-Global Passes, in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, is a travel grant giving young people the opportunity to travel into 30 European countries including Turkey during a period up to one month.
The ticket is usually sold for EUR 450 and is valid for four weeks.
Young people between 17 and 25 years who have permanently lived in the EU, the Russia or Turkey may apply for this grant.

The trip has to be done under the working topic of “Climate-friendly mobility in Europe and the railways”. Not later than three months after the journey, the stipendiary is requested to submit a detailed report explaining the research topic, the concrete findings and a reflection on the experiences and impressions from the trip.The report will be published by the Foundation.

1 March or 1 September. (For administrative reasons, the trip can start not earlier than May 1st for the March deadline and not earlier than November 1st or the September deadline)

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All details about the travel scholarships are available here.


Heinz - Schwarzkopf - Foundation Young Europe
D-10178 Berlin
+49 30 280 95 146