Frequently asked questions

The most commonly asked questions about the European Youth Parliament.

What is the EYP?

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a peer-to-peer educational programme that inspires and empowers young people from across Europe to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. We provide participants with a forum to develop and express their opinions on a wide range of topics. By bringing young people from different backgrounds together, we build intercultural understanding and friendships across borders. EYP participants and volunteers get equipped with the knowledge and the skills needed to positively shape the world around them. Thousands of young people are actively involved as volunteers all over Europe, making the EYP a genuinely youth-driven programme – run by young people, for young people.

Partners & sponsors

1. Can we partner up with the EYP?

Yes! We are always looking for project-based or long-term partners that can help us grow our peer-education network. You can find more information on our Partner page. For questions related to partnerships, please contact Pauline Chetail, the EYP Executive Director, at

2. What kind of partnerships does EYP do?

The format of the partnership with the EYP can differ depending on the potential partner as well as our activities. With some organisations, we partner on long-term projects. Some choose a specific event or theme-based activity to support and/or participate in. Write to us at and we will be happy to discuss how the goals of our organisations align and which format of the partnership will be attractive and beneficial. You can also find our partnership booklet here.

3. Does EYP post sponsored content?

Yes, but it depends on the content and purpose of your organisation. You can find an example of sponsored content we’ve published previously here. Write to us for more information.

For volunteers

1. What is an EYP ‘session’?

EYP events are often referred to as ‘sessions’. An EYP session mainly consists of three components: Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly. Depending on the size of the event, there might be additional components such as cultural activities. Read more about our events here!

2. How can I join the EYP?

You can contact the EYP National Committee in the country you reside in to get involved! You may find a list of EYP countries here!

3. What can EYP teach me?

A LOT! The EYP will equip you with skills ranging from leadership, intercultural communication, and time management to media production, event management, and academic writing. Each role has a different purpose and teaches you a different set of skills, let alone the hundreds of young people from all over Europe you will meet and with whom you will share unique experiences!

4. Which languages are spoken in the EYP?

English is the working language of the EYP. Whereas we celebrate the diversity of cultures that we have within the network of 40 European countries, we use British English as the official language for any event.

EYP abbreviations & terms

Event types

  • IS: International Session
  • IF: International Forum
  • NS/NSC: National Session / National Selection Conference
  • RS/RSC: Regional Session / Regional Selection Conference

Event roles

  • Orga: Organiser
  • Chair: Chairperson
  • MTM/Journo: Media Team Member / Journalist
  • VP: Vice President
  • Presi: President
  • HO: Head Organiser

Event terms

  • TB: Teambuilding
  • CW: Committee Work
  • GA: General Assembly
  • CB: Coffee Break
  • Reso: Resolution