The Carlos V European Awards, organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, recognise the role carried out by the leading characters and driving forces behind the European building process. The awards were created with the purpose of rewarding individuals, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and exaltation of the cultural, social, scientific and historical values of Europe.

The call will remain open until the 31st of January, 2017 and awards will be delivered on the 9th of May, 2017 – also known as European Union Day. Individuals, initiatives, institutions and projects that have contributed to exalting the European Union are encouraged to submit their candidacies. Please note that submissions must be in both English and Spanish, and be endorsed by institutions and/or entities. The financial allocation for the 11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards is 30,000 euros.

Read the call for candidates

View the official nomination form

Those who have received the Carlos V European Award in previous years are inspiring examples for the rest of society and with their recognition, the European Academy of Yuste Foundation seeks to give more visibility to the significant advancements achieved while remaining united in Europe.

All submissions and appropriate documentation may be sent by email to, by registered mail or delivered by hand to the European Academy of Yuste Foundation.