Understanding Europe

While being politically impartial, our mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to become open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. Our aim is to inform young people about the decision-making process in Europe, making this process visible and tangible. In interactive, four-hour seminars in schools in the project Understanding Europe, we aim at giving pupils a basic understanding of European politics, engaging pupils in an open discussion about current European topics and at encouraging them to become active. This project was initiated by the Schwarzkopf-Stiftung, the EYP’s international umbrella organisation since 2004, and together we have built up a network of young voluntary peer trainers. Currently, the project is being implemented in 16 countries.