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The International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen

Charlemagne Prize

Charlemagne Prize

The International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, first awarded in 1950, is the oldest and most prestigious award given to individuals or institutions for work done in the service of European unification. The Prize is named after Charlemagne, the Frankish king, who is considered the first unifier of Europe, who was revered by his contemporaries as the ‘Father of Europe’, and who chose Aachen as his favorite Palatinate at the end of the eighth century; thus, a bridge is built between European past and future.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Richard von Coudenhove-KalergiAustria1950The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
2Hendrik BrugmansNetherlands1951The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
3 Alcide de GasperiItaly1952The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
4 Jean MonnetFrance1953The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
5 Konrad AdenauerWest Germany1954The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
6 Winston ChurchillUnited Kingdom1956The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
7 Paul Henri SpaakBelgium1957The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
8 Robert SchumanFrance1958The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
9 George C. MarshallUSA1959The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
10 Joseph BechLuxembourg1960The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
11 Walter HallsteinWest Germany1961The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
12 Edward HeathUnited Kingdom1963The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
13 Antonio SegniItaly1964The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
14 Jens Otto KragDenmark1966The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
15 Joseph LunsNetherlands1967The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
16 European CommissionEuropean Union1969The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
17 François Seydoux de ClausonneFrance1970The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
18 Roy JenkinsUnited Kingdom1972The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
19 Salvador de MadariagaSpain1973The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
20 Leo TindemansBelgium1976The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
21 Walter ScheelWest Germany1977The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
22 Konstantinos KaramanlisGreece1978The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
23 Emilio ColomboItaly1979The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
24 Simone VeilFrance1981The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
25 Juan Carlos of SpainSpain1982The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
26 Karl CarstensWest Germany1984The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
27 The People of LuxembourgLuxembourg1986The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
28 Henry KissingerUSA1987The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
29  François Mitterrand & Helmut KohlFrance & West Germany 1988The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
30 Frère RogerSwitzerland1989The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
31 Gyula HornHungary1990The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
32 Václav HavelCzechoslovakia1991The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
33 Jacques DelorsFrance1992The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
34Felipe GonzálezAustria1993The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
35Gro Harlem BrundtlandNorway1994The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
36Franz VranitzkyAustria1995The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
37Beatrix of the NetherlandsNetherlands1996The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
38Roman HerzogGermany1997The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
39Bronislaw GeremekPoland1998The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
40Tony BlairUnited Kingdom1999The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
41Bill ClintonUSA2000The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
42György KonrádHungary2001The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
43The EuroEuropean Union2002The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
44Valéry Giscard d'EstaingFrance2003The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
45Pat CoxIreland2004The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
46Pope John Paul II (extraordinary prize)Vatican2004The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
47Italy Carlo Azeglio CiampiItaly2005The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
48Luxembourg Jean-Claude JunckerLuxembourg2006The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
49Spain Javier SolanaSpain2007The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
50Germany Angela MerkelSpain2008The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
51Andrea RiccardiItaly2009The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
52Donald TuskPoland2010The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
53Jean-Claude TrichetFrance2011The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
54Wolfgang SchäubleGermany2012The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
55Dalia GrybauskaiteLithuania2013The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
56Herman Van RompuyBelgium2014The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
57Martin SchulzGermany2015The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
58Pope FrancisVatican2016The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
59Timothy Garton AshUnited Kingdom2017The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
60Emmanuel MacronFrance2018The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
61António GuterresPortugal2019The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
62Klaus IohannisRomania2020/21The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
63Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Maria Kalesnikava, Veronika TsepkaloBelarus2022The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
64Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian peopleUkraine2023The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.
65Pinchas Goldschmidt and the Jewish communities in EuropeSwitzerland2024The sponsors promote that the Charlemagne Prize is not only an expression of gratitude for lasting services for the unity of Europe, but also an encouragement and an expression of hopes and expectations directed towards the future.

Charlemagne Prize Awardee (1950 ~ 1970)

Richard Nikolaus Eijiro

Charlemagne Prize 1950

Hendrik Brugmans

Charlemagne Prize 1951

Alcide de Gasperi

Charlemagne Prize 1952

Jean Monnet

Charlemagne Prize 1953

Konrad Adenauer

Charlemagne Prize 1954

Sir Winston S. Churchill

Charlemagne Prize 1955

Paul Henri Spaak

Charlemagne Prize 1957

Robert Schuman

Charlemagne Prize 1958

George C. Marshall

Charlemagne Prize 1959

Joseph Bech

Charlemagne Prize 1960

Walter Hallstein

Charlemagne Prize 1961

Edward Heath

Charlemagne Prize 1963

Antonio Segni

Charlemagne Prize 1964

Jens Otto Krag

Charlemagne Prize 1966

Joseph Luns

Charlemagne Prize 1967

Charlemagne Prize Awardee (1971 ~ 1990)

Roy Jenkins

Charlemagne Prize 1972

Don Salvador de Madariaga

Charlemagne Prize 1973

Leo Tindemans

Charlemagne Prize 1976

Walter Scheel

Charlemagne Prize 1977

Konstantin Karamanlis

Charlemagne Prize 1978

Emilio Colombo

Charlemagne Prize 1979

Simone Veil

Charlemagne Prize 1981

Karl Carstens

Charlemagne Prize 1984

The people of Luxembourg

Charlemagne Prize 1986

Henry A. Kissinger

Charlemagne Prize 1987

Frère Roger

Charlemagne Prize 1989

Gyula Horn

Charlemagne Prize 1990

Charlemagne Prize Awardee (1991 ~ 2010)

Václav Havel

Charlemagne Prize 1991

Jacques Delors

Charlemagne Prize 1992

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Charlemagne Prize 1994

Franz Vranitzky

Charlemagne Prize 1995

Queen Beatrix

Charlemagne Prize 1996

Roman Herzog

Charlemagne Prize 1997

Bronislaw Geremek

Charlemagne Prize 1998

György Konrád

Charlemagne Prize 2001

The European Central Bank

Charlemagne Prize 2002

Patrick Cox

Charlemagne Prize 2004

Pope John Paul II

Charlemagne Prize 2004

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Charlemagne Prize 2005

Jean-Claude Juncker

Charlemagne Prize 2006

Javier Solana Madariaga

Charlemagne Prize 2007

Angela Merkel

Charlemagne Prize 2008

Andrea Riccardi

Charlemagne Prize 2009

Donald Tusk

Charlemagne Prize 2010

Charlemagne Prize Awardee (2011 ~ 2030)

Jean-Claude Trichet

Charlemagne Prize 2011

Wolfgang Schäuble

Charlemagne Prize 2012

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Charlemagne Prize 2013

Herman Van Rompuy

Charlemagne Prize 2014

Martin Schulz

Charlemagne Prize 2015

Timothy Garton Ash

Charlemagne Prize 2017

Emmanuel Macron

Charlemagne Prize 2018

António Guterres

Charlemagne Prize 2019

Klaus Iohannis

Charlemagne Prize 2020-21