About EYP

The European Youth Parliament is a uniqueeducational platform that empowers young people from across Europe to be open-minded, active citizens. It provides participants with a forum to develop and express their opinions on a wide range of topics. By bringing young people from different backgrounds closer together, it also promotes intercultural dialogue and exchange. Through our activities, our EYP participants and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to positively shape the world around them.

The EYP network has an open, safe and welcoming environment - run by young people, for young people. Offering a range of non-formal and peer-led educational activities, the EYP provides young people with the space to grow, learn various skills, as well as to take responsibility for themselves and for others. Every year, more than 3500 young volunteers implement EYP activities across Europe, acting as moderators, organisers and facilitators during events. Moreover, it is young people who jointly steer our organisation at large and shape the future of the programme.

The main activities of the European Youth Parliament are “sessions”. These events bring together over 30000 young people per year to discuss, build mutual understanding,and gain expertise. EYP sessions vary in length, from two hours to ten days. Debates covera wide range of topics - often related to international politics or human rights, but also including fields such as climate change, health andenergy. The EYP does not reflect specific countrypositions or promote existing policy proposals. In all debates, it is the participants’ opinions that matter. Guided by peer moderators, in the typical EYP session, participants will undergo a three step process of Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly.