The Students Without Boundaries camp awarded the first Charlemagne Award.

The Rákóczi Ferenc II. Foundation received a prestigious award on April 29, 2008. The Charlemagne Award (Youth Division), announced by the European Union parliament, can be awarded to EU member countries, which espouse the aim of European integration and actively work toward that goal.

Through the two-step selection process, the Students Without Boundaries program garnered the unanimous votes of both the national and EU juries. This program was deemed to be the most deserving out of 400 organizations. In its evaluation, the jury emphasized that the camp embodies the ideal of a Europe free of discrimination where every citizen is equal regardless of which member state they live in.

They deemed it a a special merit that participants from Serbia and Ukraine were able to participate, and thus draw closer the relationship between the EU and these countries.