The International Office of the European Youth Parliament network is launching in April a new digital platform for EYP members to get more information about upcoming events, plan their own events and exchange information.

The 81st International Session of the European Youth Parliament started today, 6th of March 2016, with a full day of Teambuilding at Queen's University Belfast. Our first flagship international session of 2016 is a joint project of EYP United Kingdom and EYP Ireland, bringing together almost 300 young people from 33 countries in two cities and countries. The event is supported by the Schwarzkopf Foundation as the EYP's international umbrella organisation.

A new year is here and with it also new winds in European Youth Parliament. As of January 1st, the three new members of the governing body Beata, Lars-Erik and Jenny start their mandates. The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the educational value of EYP, taking care of HR and establishing a long-term strategy for the network. You can read more about their work here.

During the past weekend, the Board of National Committees, the international assembly consisting of all national organisations of the European Youth Parliament met in Berlin. 68 participants from 35 national committees were present and several key decisions on the development of the network were taken during the meeting.

The European Youth Parliament is launching an EYP Member Survey, designed to give us a better understanding of which young people we are currently reaching with our work. With a clearer vision of their backgrounds, we believe EYP will be able to evaluate our current state of inclusion and then make improvements in this field.

The European Youth Parliament is a feedback based organisation and we put great effort into evaluating and examining the results our projects. The evaluation by the participants of one of our flagship events the 78th International Session in Izmir, Turkey, has just been published. You are invited to study the report closely to learn about the strengths and best practices of the session and areas that can be improved for future events.