Young people strengthen European solidarity. That is why we strengthen them.

We offer young Europeans opportunities for exchanges, for personal development and for active participation in civil society.

Our Topics

  • Youth Participation

    Young people are the focus of our work. As participants, trainers and multipliers, they shape our programmes — and the future of Europe.

  • Europe

    For us, Europe is an idea. “Thinking European” means understanding that plurality is an opportunity — to look beyond our own horizons.

  • Migration Societies

    We promote post-migrant perspectives to reflect our pluralistic society — but this recognition is still lagging behind.

  • Democratic Citizenship Education

    Democratic citizenship education means strengthening participation — in political processes in Europe and in our communities.

Our Youth Networks

  • European Youth Parliament

    As one of the largest youth organisations in Europe, EYP is a network by young people, for young people. EYP connects youth across borders and offers spaces for political debates, personal development, and exchanging ideas.
  • Young Islam Conference

    In this dialogue forum, young people from different backgrounds and with diverse biographies can discuss topics concerning our migration society and help shape the discourse of a pluralistic society.
  • Understanding Europe

    The European educational network supports young volunteers in their commitment to democracy, diversity and participation. Using a peer-to-peer approach, they bring democratic citizenship education into classrooms across Europe.

News

  • New publication: Educational Briefing 2022

    The climate crisis terrifies young people all over Europe. Understanding Europe's 2022 Educational Briefing explores how citizenship education can tackle this major challenge of our times – featuring practical suggestions by academics, activists and network members.

  • European Year of the Youth Campaign

    With a social media campaign under the hashtag #EYY2022, we are giving young people from our networks the room to share their thoughts on Europe's future. What are their expectations for the European Year of the Youth? What does Europe mean to them personally? And what are their personal dreams for Europe? The answers are linked here.

Young European of the Year 2022

Anahita Neghabat

Anahita Neghabat from Austria is a social anthropologist and meme making political educator. In her work, she uses memes as a visual vocabulary, medium and tool for political commentary, reaching a broad and young audience of almost 24 thousand people on Instagram – speaking from an intersectional feminist, anti-racist and anti-authoritarian perspective.

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