As you may know, the Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration honours Jean Monnet’s dedication to Europe by rewarding projects contributing to European integration. Where other prizes may reward public figures of high standing, we focus on concrete activities that impact the day-to-day life of European citizens. Our prize is a small-scale initiative and we are proud of this grassroots aspect.
In 2018, the Prize was awarded to the #FreeInterrail campaign for its promotion of youth mobility and which led to the DiscoverEU programme, benefiting tens of thousands of young Europeans. In 2019, it went to Zeit Online's Europe Talks project, bringing thousands of citizens together for debates ahead of the European elections. And in 2020, the Prize was awarded to Metropole, an Austrian periodical, for their effort to broadcast Vienna's immigrant communities. Overall, the main information for potential applicants is: The deadline for application: 9 October. The prize money: €1,500 for the winning project and the goal: promote European integration and the European spirit. [+]