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International Charlemagne Prize contest opens

International Charlemagne Prize contest opens

1/14/2009 1:56:18 PM

The International Charlemagne Prize (aka. Karlspreis) of the City of Aachen, is one of the most prestigious European prizes.It has been awarded once a year since 1950 by the German city of Aachen to people who contributed to the ideals upon which it has been founded.

It commemorates Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Empire and founder of what became the Holy Roman Empire, who resided and is buried at Aachen.

Traditionally the award is given to the recipient on the Ascension holiday in a ceremony in the town hall of Aachen.  (info: Wikipedia.com )

It is a prize for young people aged 16 to 30, participating in various internationa projects.

 


 

 

 

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