The EYP National Committee Support Fund is about to kickstart distributing €14.000! We will support 16 national organisations and 27 different events and projects which will be carried out by EYP across Europe throughout 2019. Supported projects include national organisation capacity building, strategies, administrative costs and legal fees, sustainability, and strengthening the diversity of the network.
						

How will European democracy look after the elections in May? Will young people feel more represented? In 2014, only 28% of 18-to-24-year-olds voted in the European Parliament elections, compared to 51% of those aged over 55. The European Youth Parliament (EYP) encourages young voters to make use of their voting rights. This peer-to-peer educational programme offers young people the space to actively engage with democracy, not just during elections, but in everyday life. 
						

The 89th International Session of the European Youth Parliament(EYP) took place in Yerevan, Armenia in March 2019. For 10 days, almost 300 participants from 36 countries across Europe engaged in intercultural encounters and explored ways to be active citizens together. It was notably the biggest international youth event in the history of Armenia. Below are some of the session's highlights.
						

Last week it was really "hot" in Thessaloniki as the 38th National Selection Conderence of EYP Greece supported from the Power Shifts Fund 2018 took place. Around 200 participants from all around the country had a chance to discuss energy related and environmental topics under the frame of the session's overall motto: “Contemporary education in an ever – changing world; Rethinking the approach of modern education systems in a rapidly progressing society”. We had a chance to talk to one of the Head Organisers of the session, Elisavet Sidiropoulou who shared with us her impressions as well as her opinion on the future of Europe's energy.

It is a great pleasure to share the news that Mr. Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, former President of the European Parliament (2009-2012) and former Prime Minister of Poland (1997-2001) has expressed his support to "Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy" project by granting his patronage. Mr. Jerzy Buzek shared a few words with us about the project and Europe's future: