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The European Youth Parliament network is run by young people who jointly steer the organisation. The EYP councils allow more active members to be involved in shaping the EYP on an international level. This year, the councils met in different corners of Europe, proving how the EYP can be efficient in a mobile, rotating and decentralised manner. Find out more about the outcomes of the council meetings!
The EYP network is active in 40 countries across Europe. This is possible thanks to young volunteers who dedicate their free time to developing the organisation. We asked Matti and Ida from EYP Finland how is it like to run a peer-to-peer educational NGO in their country.
In EYP, young people engage with the most pressing challenges of our time and offer fresh perspectives on how to solve them. Thanks to the EYP Power Shifts project, we had a chance to share the youth's opinions on the future of energy with decision-makers attending the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.
When was the last time you picked up a resolution booklet? In EYP, young people discuss many interesting topics and ideas but not always share the results of these debates in the most appealing way. A group of motivated, young, creative EYPers met in Berlin during the first EYP Power Lab to brainstorm on how we can communicate better about the EYP's outputs and how to make them more accessible than a monotonous text of a resolution booklet.
On 22.06.2019, the European Youth Parliament launched a partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to jointly address questions around sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, youth participation with a focus on leaving no one behind, as well as the role of non-formal education in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
More than 500 EYP events take place every year across Europe. But who are the young people who run them? Meet Cecilia, Ali, Julia and Realdo who have been busy for the past few months preparing our flagship event - the EYP International Session in Valencia, Spain, coming up this summer. We asked what are their reasons to do this.
Almost one hundred young people got together in Tirana for EYP Albania's 12th National Selection Conference last month to discuss some of the most pressing issues of today, under the overall theme of Young Energy.
More and more EYP Alumni are helping the EYP to establish new partnerships - by facilitating contact with their institutions, or by establishing links with their networks. Such partnerships are important, as they provide much-needed resources for our activities, and help us to create long-term impact. We got in touch with Valeriia Cherednichenko (UA), EYP Alumna working for the UNHCR, to ask how she became a "Door Opener" for the EYP - paving the way for a very successful partnership that has now been ongoing for 2 years. Read here what she had to say...
No longer active in EYP but interested to meet again old friends and make new ones? The EYP Alumni Network is making it happen!
Power Shifts Fund in Eastern Europe: This May 82 participants came together to discuss crucial issues in the energy sector at the Regional Session in Dnipro (Ukraine) under the motto "Heading towards safe, secure and sustainable energy".