Express your opinions in the European Youth Parliament
Last updated on Sunday, 05/09/2021
The European Youth Parliament is a network of young people from all over Europe who are interested in voicing their opinions on political and social issues, building across borders and gaining valuable skills.
Are you curious to discover alternative views, other cultures, new people and have fun? Everyone aged between 15 and 24 and based in Europe, not only the EU, is invited to take part.
What is it about?
The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is one of the best platforms for interested young Europeans to engage in political debate, encounter new cultures, and exchange ideas with other young people from all over Europe.
The EYP is a network of independent youth organisations active in 40 countries across Europe under the umbrella of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe that hosts the EYP International Office.
How does it work?
The EYP organises international, regional and national sessions which can last from 2 hours to 10 days. Those activities involve over 30,000 young people every year.
Debates cover a wide range of topics, often related to international politics or human rights, but also including fields such as climate change, health and energy. Guided by peer moderators, young people take part in a series of activities.
“No matter what your background is, everyone is welcome and everyone is given an opportunity to participate in the European Youth Parliament!” Carlota (20), active volunteer in Portugal
Do you want to join?
As a start, we recommend that you have a look through the website of the European Youth Parliament to understand the philosophy behind this initiative. Ready to join?
Here are the steps:
- Contact the EYP in your country and find out where to start. If your country is not listed, you can contact the EYP’s international office.
- Attend an EYP event: you can register for an event in your country with your national EYP and experience it first-hand.
- Become a member of the EYP.