European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a peer-to-peer educational programme that brings together young people from across Europe to debate the pressing issues of our time. EYP’s mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. With the EYP, thousands of young people are actively involved as volunteers all over Europe, making it a truly youth-driven programme that is run by young people, for young people.

The purpose of the EYP is to:

  • Provide a forum for young Europeans to develop and express their opinions on political and social issues in Europe in an open and welcoming environment.
  • Promote intercultural dialogue and exchange by sharing ideas, opinions and practices to bring young Europeans closer together.
  • Present young Europeans with a wide range of opportunities for personal growth and skills development through non-formal and peer-led educational activities.
  • Produce a connected network of the next generation of diverse, young leaders in Europe who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to positively shape the world around them.

Facts and Figures

  • The EYP network is active in 40 countries across Europe
  • More than 30,000 young people, including 3,500 volunteers, take part in EYP events every year
  • Over 500 EYP events are organised annually across Europe (at local, national and international levels)
  • Since 1987, the number of EYP Alumni has grown to over 200,000

What makes the EYP unique:

  • Non-Formal Education: Experience-led activities allow participants to learn and develop through a fully-immersive social, cultural and educational programme.
  • Voluntary and Peer-Led: Not only are our programmes led by volunteers, but the whole organisation and its governance structures are run by young people.
  • Diverse and Inclusive: Our programmes actively seek out young people from all social backgrounds to ensure a diverse participant mix.
  • Active Alumni Network: Through the friendships and connections we create in the network, the network initiates bonds that can last for decades – having a lasting impact.
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Topics highly relevant to the future of Europe and the world, such as international politics, human rights, climate, energy, health and many more are at the forefront of EYP debates. With a vibrant community ready to shape the world of tomorrow, EYP proudly represents a young, united Europe. Check out the website of the European Youth Parliament to find out how to join!