Aims and Impact

The aims of the European Youth Parliament are to:

Raise awareness of European issues, encourage active European citizenship and motivate young people to get involved in European politics.

Promote international understanding, intercultural dialogue and diversity of ideas and practices.

Contribute to the personal skills development of European youth.

Provide a forum in which young people of Europe can express their own opinions, without reverting to role play.

Our activities have measurable impacts:

Over 30.000 participants experience European political debates and intercultural exchange every year.

Participants improve their language skills and learn to work in an international environment.

All events are organised and conducted by young EYP alumni, by young people for young people.

In our regular evaluations, more than 90% of our participants indicate they have increased their intercultural and language skills, and even more feel more prepared to be an active European citizen.

High-ranking European politicians regularly visit our events and speak to our participants.

The Media reports heavily on all our events, especially the International Sessions.