What is EYP
The European Youth Parliament (EYP), which was founded in 1987 as the project of a school in Fontainebleau (France), is a unique forum designed to actively engage young people in the moulding of their future society.
The EYP represents a non-partisan and independent educational project which is tailored entirely to the needs of the young European citizen.
The EYP encourages independent thinking and socio-political initiative in young people and facilitates the learning of crucial social and professional skills. Since its inauguration, many tens of thousands of young people have taken part in regional, national and international sessions, formed friendships and made international contacts across and beyond frontiers. It has thus made a vital contribution towards the uniting of Europe.
Today the EYP is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, political educational work and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. The EYP consists of a network of 32 European associations and organisations in which thousands of young people are active in an honorary capacity. The international umbrella organisation of the EYP is the Heinz Schwarzkopf Foundation.
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Participant, 17, Estonia