In 2017, over 65 million people worldwide were reported as being forcibly on the move, either as internally displaced people or as refugees beyond their state’s borders. While international organisations such as the UN and the EU have prepared responses and addressed their member states’ commitments to international refugee conventions, pressing questions regarding conflict mediation, refugee aid and family reunion policies, among many other topics, remain unsolved.

A newsletter perhaps, or mentoring programmes? Knowledge transfer to the new generations of active volunteers, or rather help with future fundraising efforts? Counselling EYP on later gained areas of expertise? Ideas on how to work with alumni members of an organisation can be numerous, and EYP...

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

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 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?