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. Between the COVID crisis and the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe, we are convinced that 2020 will be a tremendous year for citizens' engagement.
The 2020 edition is organised under the patronage of the European Parliament and with the support of pro-European partners, including the College of Europe, European Alternatives and the European Democracy Lab (see full list on the Prize's webpage).
The application period for the 2020 edition runs from 9 August to 9 October 2020, 23:59 CET. All applications are to be made through our website. The online application form can be found here: https://europeanconstitution.eu/JMP2020-application.