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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No longer active in EYP but interested to meet again old friends and make new ones?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".

The EYP National Committee Support Fund is about to kickstart distributing €14.000! We will support 16 national organisations and 27 different events and projects which will be carried out by EYP across Europe throughout 2019. Supported projects include national organisation capacity building, strategies, administrative costs and legal fees, sustainability, and strengthening the diversity of the network.
					

The European Youth Parliament encourages young people to make use of their voting rights, also in the European elections. The EYP #IvoteFor campaign invites youth to name their own reason to vote. We asked Catarina, Jonas and Vincent who initiated the campaign about their experience with mobilising others to vote.

We are thrilled to share that we have once more held our Alumni Happy Hours in the Spring of 2019! In May, more than 60 EYP Alumni got together to celebrate the Day of Europe. Happy Hours are cozy and laid-back reunions for former EYPers to get together and reconnect in an informal and relaxed environment.