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The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is one of the largest European programmes dedicated to non-formal political education of young Europeans. But what role does education play within our network and what does non-formal political education mean in practice?

Questions concerning refugees and migration have become a solid part of public debate since 2015, and will most likely continue to stay on the European political agenda. The European Youth Parliament works to bring European issues closer to young people, and in order to relate topics such as asylum and statelessness better to its participants, a new cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been established for the 85th International Session in Brno.

The Berlin-based Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament. Within that programme line, we are currently seeking to fill the position of a project assistant, for a short term contract until the end of 2017.

The European Youth Parliament’s (EYP) main event format is called “sessions” where young people from all over Europe get together. All of the networks’ sessions are run by volunteers who take up different roles during the event. What does such a role entail and what main responsibilities come with them?

The European Youth Parliament network (EYP) brings young people aged 14 to 28 together across Europe. But who exactly are the people running the network, what are its main activities, and how did it all actually start?

The Berlin-based Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament. Within that programme line, we are currently looking for interns who would be interested in internships between August 2017 and February 2018.

The 84th International Session of the EYP, which has taken place in Trondheim & Røros (Norway), has come to an end. During the Committee Work phase the participants discussed topics ranging from European foreign politics to Human rights. After working on their ideas, the proposed resolutions of the delegates were discussed and decided on in the General Assembly.

As part of our 30th birthday celebrations we are looking for new merchandise designs! Next to our other campaigns we opened a call for ideas and designs for our future merchandise. We are convinced that our vast and diverse network is in the best position to come up with amazing designs, which will be much more than just a one-time wearable. A public vote will decide which designs will be produced.

For many, the 30-year milestone means reaching a mature age, and that is also true for the European Youth Parliament network. As lively as ever, the network engages more than 35,000 young people in 40 European countries on a yearly basis, making its events and forums a hub for meeting young, passionate people and forming friendships across borders - as well as acquiring skills related to cultural awareness, self-assessment, and shaping actively society around them.