The European Youth Parliament is one of the largest and most dynamic youth organisations in Europe, currently represented in 40 European countries. It provides young people with a transformative, holistic learning experience. The bulk of its activities are driven by young people – and the organisation itself is also jointly shaped by members, both on international and national levels. Various trainings and opportunities for exchange enable participants to hone a diverse set of skills, which they can then put to use in their work for EYP activities, and go on use beyond the EYP. For EYP alumni, the ‘EYP spirit’ never stops: when they go on to pursue a wide range of activities and careers, they often become changemakers – taking initiative and positively shaping the world around them.
As a peer-to-peer educational programme, the EYP is much more than the sum of its events – it’s an ecosystem that provides its volunteers and members with an environment to learn, grow and take on responsibility in a multitude of roles.
Not only are all EYP activities driven by young people – the members of the EYP also jointly steer and shape the future of the organisation at large. With close to 40 member organisations across Europe, the EYP is a vibrant network of thousands of people.