PERITIA is proud to present the European student competition Youth on Trust Awards. The initiative invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life.

Students, from 13 to 18 years old, are asked to create a project in response to a question or issue they think is most important in relation to the topic of trust in public life. This project can be in the format of an essay, podcast, film, blog post, short story or dialogue.

There will be three prize categories for students in the following age groups: 13-14 / 15-16 / 17-18. We accept entries from any of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. The winning entries will be published and awarded a trip to the heart of the European Union in Brussels. 

Climate scientist and youtuber Adam Levy explains what the Youth on Trust Awards are about.

Read the Call for Submissions in Armenian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, or Polish.

Are You a Teacher?

Help us find good thinkers and bring the Youth on Trust Award to your classroom. You can make use of our Educational package. To receive it, contact us at [email protected]

Become a Patron

Europe is big and full of great young talents. Help us reach students everywhere. Become a patron of the Youth on Trust Award and take the project to your country, your school, your community. You can make use of our Communications package for this. To receive it, contact us at [email protected]


The Youth on Trust Awards is a PERITIA project in collaboration with the Irish Young Philosopher Awards.