The European Youth Parliament is a peer-to-peer educational programme that brings together young people from across Europe to debate the pressing issues of our time. Our mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens.
We provide a forum for young people to develop and express their opinions on European political and social issues in an open and welcoming environment.
We support intercultural understanding and peacebuilding by bringing young Europeans with different backgrounds closer together to share ideas, opinions and practices.
We present young people across Europe with diverse opportunities for personal growth and skills development through non-formal and peer-led educational activities.
We create a network of the next generation of diverse, young changemakers, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to positively shape the world around them.
The European Youth Parliament is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, European civic education and the exchange of ideas for young people in Europe. Since its founding in 1987, hundreds of thousands of young people have taken part in national, regional and international EYP sessions, built friendships across borders and learnt useful skills.
The EYP network is active in 40 countries across Europe
More than 30,000 young people, including 3,500 volunteers, take part in EYP events every year
Over 500 EYP events are organised every year across Europe (at local, national and international levels)
Since 1987, the number of EYP alumni has grown to over 200,000