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The Charles V European Award[1] is awarded by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation.[2] The award is delivered to those individuals, organisations, projects or initiatives[3] who "with their effort and dedication, have contributed to the general understanding and appreciation of the cultural, scientific values, historians of Europe, as well as the process of unification of the European Community".[4]

Charles V European Prize
Awarded forcommitment to the process of the European union or contribution to the exaltation of the cultural, scientific and historical values of Europe.
LocationYuste, Spain
Presented bya jury appointed by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation
First awardedJune 6, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-06-06)



The Award bears the name of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Charles was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, in the Aachen palatine chapel,[5] the same place where previously Charlemagne had been crowned. Charles, of Spanish and German ancestors, in the sixteenth century ruled Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and other nations of Central Europe. This emperor, although born in Ghent, he developed a deep appreciation for Spain and its habits, as well as for the Spanish language. He spent his last days suffering gout in the Monastery of Yuste, in Estremadura,[6] where he had meetings with his son John of Austria.

This award was established in 1995,[7] to highlight the European spirit of Spain, similarly to other European prizes such ad the Charlemagne Prize, awarded by the city of Aachen since 1950, and was presented to King Juan Carlos I in 1982.


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  1. ^ Martens, Wilfried (28 August 2009). Europe: I Struggle, I Overcome: Memoirs. Springer. p. 151. ISBN 978-3540892885.
  2. ^ "10th edition of the "Charles V European Award"". European Youth Portal. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Call for the 11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards is now open". European Foundation Centre. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards (Spain)". University of Porto. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Michel, De Ferdinandy. "Charles V - Holy Roman Emperor". Encliclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ Michel, De Ferdinandy. "Charles V - Holy Roman Emperor". Encliclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Javier Solana to receive Charles V European Award of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation". European Festivals Association. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  8. ^ "French Holocaust survivor and pro-abortion campaigner Simone Veil dies at 89". Reuters. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Charles V European Award" of the European Academy of the Yuste Foundation Foundation was presented by Prince Felipe of Spain to Mr Javier Solana". College of Europe. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  10. ^ "CoR President congratulates Barroso for winning the Charles V European Award 2014". The EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  11. ^ The viral spirit of the Erasmus effect
  12. ^ "Charles V European Award to Marcelino Oreja Aguirre on the Day of Europe:". Association of European Border Regions. Retrieved 18 August 2017.