At the over 50 regional, national and international events a year in the 32 national organisations, the EYP reaches well over 20,000 young people. Three major International Sessions also take place every year. On each of these occasions the European Youth Parliament brings together 300 young people from 32 countries for 10 days in alternating European capitals.
Procedures of International Sessions
- Division into 15 internationally compiled committees and communication training/team building.
- Preparation of a joint resolution on a current European policy topic in committee work.
- Debate on the resolutions in the Plenary Session following the model of the European Parliament in both English and French.
- Rich cultural fringe events with, for instance, presentations by the participating countries.
The accompanying teachers go through a special teacher’s programme that allows the development of new competences as well as the establishment of pan-European networks. Those networks often serve to establish new exchange and learning projects.
“It was a new, fascinating and unforgettable experience which helped me in many different areas to be a better person.”
Participant, 18, Croatia