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"Only by seeing and feeling that, at least here in Europe, nationalities are outdated concepts can we embrace the upcoming challenges." - Radoslaw Skowron (PL) We got in touch with EYP Alumni currently working in different positions in the Law field to ask them about the impact of EYP on their current careers. Here is what Radoslaw Skowron (PL) and Alexandros Politis (GR) had to say:

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.
					

This March has been busy for the Power Shifts project! Next to the Yerevan International Session and Baku National Selection Conference, also the National Selection Conference of EYP France took place between 21- 26 March in Eaubonne with a total of 115 participants, gathering delegates from all over France as well as Ukraine and Armenia. The media team of Eaubonne session asked the delegates their opinion on energy transition, and you can hear their opinions on this video by Francisco Cardoso, the editor of the session.

Join Maria Fedoruk, the Head Facilitator, for the Power Lab 2019 taking place in Berlin from 7th - 10th of June 2019. The Power Lab 2019 is an event in the frame of the Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy project that seeks to leverage...

157 young people came together in Baku to discuss challenges in the energy sector of the oil-reach Azerbaijan. During the EYP National Selection Conference that took place between 21-24 March, energy issues have been handled from different perspectives like economic diversity, R&D, international cooperation and...

The Mercator Foundation and the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft are giving EYP extra space for knowledge exchange, innovation and sustainable development. For example, project managers of past and upcoming International Sessions got the opportunity to meet each other in Berlin in February. Find out some of the new ideas they are planning to implement in their sessions!

2018 was the third year of the BASES project run by the European Youth Parliament in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office. Numerous parliamentary events and training initiatives have been successfully organised by the EYP National Committees in countries of the Eastern Partnership. Let’s take a closer look at their major accomplishments.