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Perhaps the 22nd February should be celebrated as the "European Day of Active Citizenship" from now on, since on Friday 22nd  of March 2019 eleven (yes, 11!) different EYP sessions were taking place across Europe simultaneously, involving in their activities more than 1000 young Europeans altogether. From Portugal to Poland and from Norway to Albania, in one single day, hundreds of young people participated in the European Youth Parliament for the first time.

The first ever EYP Media Innovation Lab took place in Berlin in December 2018. The event gathered 16 experienced EYPers from 11 countries who discussed several EYP and media related topics, such as the newly launched EYP Communication Strategy, the mission of EYP media teams, improvements on the internal and external communication, as well as consistency in the media outputs.

From the Regional Session of EYP Austria Power Shifts Fund moves to the Munster Regional Session of EYP Ireland that took place between 8-10th February 2019. With 205 participants this EYP session is known as one of the biggest regional EYP sessions in the network. The motto of the session "Power of One" was symbolically taken as a campaign run by national energy board at Irish primary schools encouraging young children to switch off the lights and appliances at home. Thus the session's aim was not only to incorporate energy topic in the academic field but also to instill a green culture at the Munster Regional Session by creating an environment that will encourage the participants to be mindful of their energy consumption throughout the weekend, as well as afterwards. We had a talk with Donagh who was in charge of the session's sustainability as a "Green Organiser".

The European Youth Parliament is run by young people for young people. The peer-led EYP Councils allow more EYP members to actively shape our organisation. Meet young volunteers who will chair 5 EYP Councils this year.

Everyone who is passionate about communications and co-creation is invited to apply as a Head Facilitator of the EYP's first Power Lab 2019!  Power Lab 2019 is an event in the frame of the Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy project that seeks to leverage the...

The results of the Power Shifts fund 2019 have been announced. Out of 19 competitive applications 5 favourites were chosen to receive support for the innovative energy-related activities for the events taking place in 2019.

Power Shifts project cycle goes forward! This time energy was discussed as one of the topics during a session in Villach, hosted by the European Youth Parliament Austra in mid-January 2019.  Around 40 participants from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Serbia,...

"EYP allows you to take on challenges and stretch your comfort zone. You and the project you work on are always connected to others, and yet you still maintain ownership of your work." Vardges Shahmenendyan, 22, is the president of the National Committee of the European Youth Parliament in Armenia. He studies architecture and works at an architecture studio in Yerevan. Read the full interview here.