At its national and international sessions, the European Youth Parliament brings together the European decision-makers of tomorrow. The participants between the ages of 16 and 22 are chosen through competitions and distinguish themselves by their:
- excellent language skills
- team aptitude
- intercultural competence
- political awareness
- analytical skills
- leadership qualities
Former participants in the International Sessions of the European Youth Parliament include, among others, Freya van der Bossche, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Anne-Marie Hamm, Recruitment Manager for Asia and Europe at McKinsey&Company, and Ragnar Siil, advisor to the Estonian Minister for Culture, while Christoph Gottschalk and Carole Moinard were advisors to the former French Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin.
The European Youth Parliament thus has at its disposal a unique Europe-wide network of young, committed and very promising Europeans.
“EYP has helped me develop invaluable leadership skills which have always put me several steps ahead of my peers in many of my career-related activities. Thanks to EYP, I am equally comfortable in an academic teaching environment, in the professional exchange of ideas, as well as in other settings where teamwork and group management are at issue.”
T. Isiksel, 28, Turkey, Yale PhD student