Jean Monnet Prize for European integration

As part of our efforts to promote European integration and federalism, we are proud to present the Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration. Awarded annually, this prize recognises and celebrates achievements that contribute to supporting and strengthening European integration

What is the Jean Monnet Prize for European integration?

The Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration aims at honouring Jean Monnet’s memory and life achievements. It does so by rewarding talented individuals or groups having contributed to supporting or strengthening European Integration through a project they designed and implemented. The winning project receives a 1,500€ grant.

What is a project contributing to European integration? takes a broad view of European integration and believe it is as much about the people than about institutions. Many projects can therefore be considered to contribute to European integration or promote the European spirit.

You create or facilitate exchange programmes within the EU? Apply! You contribute to language learning or cultural encounters? Apply! Your project promotes the discovery of European history or shared knowledge about our heritage? Apply!

We believe that people’s imagination and creativity are endless; this is why we are opening wide the range of projects we can support. If your project relates to the EU, we want to hear about it!

When and how can I apply?

The Jean Monnet Prize is awarded annually on 9 November, on the day of Jean Monnet’s birth.

The application period for the 2019 edition will run from 9 August to 9 October.

More information about the 2019 edition of the Jean Monnet Prize can be found here:

For the 2019 edition, all applications are to be made through our website. The online application form can be found here:

Past editions

In 2018, the Jean Monnet Prize was organised under the patronage of the European Commission Representation in France. For its work to advance mobility and the first-hand discovery of Europe for all youths, #FreeInterrail won the 2018 edition of the Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration. Political Critique and UE Libwere recognised as runners-up. Read here for more information about the 2018 edition.

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