Gathering 20 young people from around Europe from the Power Shifts project to offer their perspective on the future of energy in Europe, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) kicked off with a special workshop “Youth on Energy”, inspired by the European Commission’s proposed package on “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. 10 claims were formulated in 4 topic clusters and sent to the European Commission for their future work.

Across 40 countries, young people are the ones who plan and implement all activities within the European Youth Parliament network. On an international level, the European Youth Parliament is governed by an international board. The Governing Body is elected annually by the members of the National Committees and by the participants of the International Sessions, the biggest events of the network. But who are the people leading to work of the network now?

Across 40 countries, young people are the ones who plan and implement all activities within the European Youth Parliament network. On a national level, the network is represented by so called National Committees (NCs). The National Committees send representatives to the biannual meeting of all NCs – the Board of National Committees (BNC). The BNC is chaired by an elected board which was just announced. But who are the three people leading the work of the BNC now?

The European Youth Parliament’s project "BASES - Building a Strong European Society" continues into a third year. Various activities of our National Committees (NCs) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine are included in the project, such as regional, national and international sessions as well as international training events.

Questions concerning refugees and migration have become a solid part of public debate since 2015, and will most likely continue to stay on the European political agenda. The European Youth Parliament works to bring European issues closer to young people, and in order to relate topics such as asylum and statelessness better to its participants, a new cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been established for the 85th International Session in Brno.

The European Youth Parliament’s (EYP) main event format is called “sessions” where young people from all over Europe get together. All of the networks’ sessions are run by volunteers who take up different roles during the event. What does such a role entail and what main responsibilities come with them?