The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is an educational network that brings together young people aged 14 to 28 across Europe. But when you are newbie in the EYP there are some terms commonly used by the other members that you may not fully understand.

When the young participants come together at an EYP session, they do not only discuss current issues, but their ultimate goal is to create a booklet full of strong, reasonable motions for a resolution of the issues at hand. At the 85th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, topics that dominate European news media were brought to closer examination and debate by 15 committees, ranging from adequate protection of refugees' rights to

The anniversary event foresees the get-together of almost 500 active and former participants, as well as the launch of alumni activities. Since 1987, the European Youth Parliament has provided young Europeans with possibilities to travel abroad, to learn about active engagement in society, and to form personal networks beyond borders.

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.

For many, the 30-year milestone means reaching a mature age, and that is also true for the European Youth Parliament network. As lively as ever, the network engages more than 35,000 young people in 40 European countries on a yearly basis, making its events and forums a hub for meeting young, passionate people and forming friendships across borders - as well as acquiring skills related to cultural awareness, self-assessment, and shaping actively society around them.