5 September 2018
' Nominations Open '
20 November 2018
' Judging panel announced '
27 November 2018
' MEP Host announced '
7 December 2018
' Nominations Close '
30 January 2019
' Shortlist Announced '
18 February 2019
' Judges Deliberation Day '
20 March 2019
' Award Ceremony '


EU40 is the network of young Members of the European Parliament. Our mission is to serve young Members under the age of 40 and strengthen their role inside the European Parliament. We do this by connecting young politicians with each other and offering them opportunities for publicity and political interaction. We thereby serve as an interlocutor, creating synergies as we move forward.

EU40 celebrates modern, political communication in the ‘Brussels Bubble’ and beyond and has become renowned for its fresh, creative and inspirational style, when communicating political content and complex messages.

EU40 brings together those who will change the face of Europe – either in the European Parliament, the European Commission or the Council. In the meantime, our Alumni includes national ministers, Prime Ministers and European Commissioners; all of them are EU40.

EU40 is a cross-party platform, which believes in an approach towards European politics that is not merely based on party politics or national issues. We believe we do not only have the great opportunity to shape the future of Europe, but furthermore that we have the responsibility to do this in a sustainable way, giving future generations the possibilities and tools to determine their own future. It is not purely our generation we are doing politics for, but it is our generation doing politics today and tomorrow. We want Europe to be at its best. Therefore, we seek to connect the best.

EU40 is led by a Board composed of 7 MEPs from across the political spectrum with whom we take decisions and shape the agenda of our projects and debates.

We currently have 96 MEPs from the main political groups of the European Parliament.