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.

As part of our 30th birthday celebrations we are looking for new merchandise designs! Next to our other campaigns we opened a call for ideas and designs for our future merchandise. We are convinced that our vast and diverse network is in the best position to come up with amazing designs, which will be much more than just a one-time wearable. A public vote will decide which designs will be produced.

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.

The network of the European Youth Parliament selected its four steering groups, which will support the network by building new capacities, developing the EYP’s content related work and carrying out agendas set by the Governing Body.