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.

Upcoming Events

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.


  • The European Youth Parliament turns 35

    During its 35th anniversary year, the European Youth Parliament (EYP) will organise numerous events and activities to celebrate volunteering, the EYP’s journey of becoming one of the largest and enduring European youth networks, and the paramount importance of creating a peaceful, safe and united Europe.

  • Anahita Neghabat is Young European of 2022

    Anahita Neghabat is the Young European of the Year 2022! Anahita, 26, from Austria is a social anthropologist and meme making political educator. In her online activist and educational practice, Anahita 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. With the award, the foundation seeks to support this creative young voice speaking from an intersectional feminist, anti-racist and anti-authoritarian perspective.

Anniversary year

50 years of Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe

For five decades, we have been promoting young perspectives on an open, democratic and pluralistic Europe. Look back with us at our history and 50 years of young Europe.