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When the young participants come together at an EYP session, they do not only discuss current issues, but their ultimate goal is to create a booklet full of strong, reasonable motions for a resolution of the issues at hand. At the 85th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, topics that dominate European news media were brought to closer examination and debate by 15 committees, ranging from adequate protection of refugees' rights to

What do you get if you put a birthday cake and 500 volunteers in one room? A beautiful 30th anniversary, of course! From July 28-30th, 2017 both alumni of the European Youth Parliament as well as active volunteers came together to meet each other, learn about the development of the organisation throughout the decates, as well as gather ideas for its future. Especially the topic of alumni work was kicked off with concrete proposals in a workshop held during the two-day event.

The European Youth Parliament network (EYP) brings young people across Europe together. But what exactly are the participants doing in and outside of our events, what are the main skills you practice, and why do young people stay involved?

Gathering 20 young people from around Europe from the Power Shifts project to offer their perspective on the future of energy in Europe, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) kicked off with a special workshop “Youth on Energy”, inspired by the European Commission’s proposed package on “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. 10 claims were formulated in 4 topic clusters and sent to the European Commission for their future work.

Across 40 countries, young people are the ones who plan and implement all activities within the European Youth Parliament network. On an international level, the European Youth Parliament is governed by an international board. The Governing Body is elected annually by the members of the National Committees and by the participants of the International Sessions, the biggest events of the network. But who are the people leading to work of the network now?