Our Mission

The European Youth Parliament is a peer-to-peer educational programme that brings together young people from across Europe to debate the pressing issues of our time. Our mission is to inspire and empower a young generation of informed, open-minded, responsible, and active citizens that shape society and drive impact.

What We Do

Open Forum for Youth

We provide a forum for young people to develop and express their opinions on European political and social issues in an open and welcoming environment.

Intercultural Dialogue

We support intercultural understanding and peacebuilding by bringing young Europeans with different backgrounds closer together to share ideas, opinions and practices.

Skills Development

We present young people across Europe with diverse opportunities for personal growth and skills development through non-formal and peer-led educational activities.

Network of Changemakers

We create a network of the next generation of diverse, young changemakers, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to positively shape the world around them.

Learning to be brave

“As you start the European Youth Parliament at an early age, it has an impact on many things you do. The EYP teaches you to be yourself, be brave, to make up your mind, to speak up, to raise your voice and to be independent.”

Nina Selmer

Where you start as a citizen

“Being a citizen can start from really small things – from expressing yourself, forming an opinion and making sure your opinion is heard. And then also listening to others. It’s about taking responsibility for what you are doing and caring for the people around you. In EYP, we live this every day.”

Vardges Shahmenendyan

Europe is our connecting point

After travelling to an EYP session, I realised that Europe is not determined by geography. Europe is in our mentality, in our culture and in our minds. It’s our connecting point.

Lesya Pohorila

When young people care to act

“Being part of the European Youth Parliament has taken me on a life-changing journey. I have made incredible friends with people from all across the continent, learned about some of the most pressing issues of today, and above all been inspired by what happens when young people care to act and help others to do so, too.”

Dan Grinevics

Join Us

The European Youth Parliament is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, European civic education and the exchange of ideas for young people in Europe. Since its founding in 1987, hundreds of thousands of young people have taken part in national, regional and international EYP sessions, built friendships across borders and learnt useful skills.

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 every year across Europe (at local, national and international levels)

Since 1987, the number of EYP alumni has grown to over 200,000