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Our mission is to support the development of young people into politically aware and responsible citizens by involving them in European political thinking and promoting intercultural understanding.

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We bring together young people from over 35 European countries in annually 200+ events taking place all over Europe.

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We offer a platform for young people to express their opinions, and to discuss and exchange visions

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Award-winning youth programme

The European Youth Parliament Austria has among other prices been awarded the Austrian Europa Staatspreis 2015 and the European Change Communications Award 2014.

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EYP is for everyone

The EYP community reaches from pupils of vocational schools and high schools to university students and encompasses people from different socio-economic backgrounds from all over the country.

European Youth Parliament (abbrev.: EYP)

The EYP is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting.
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Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Youth Parliament has been a forum for discussion and reflection for European youth on European policies for more than 20 years. In this way, they contribute to building tomorrow’s Europe. I wish them all continued success.

Jean-Claude JunckerPresident of the European Commission@JunckerEU on Twitter
Asdin El Habbassi, BA

The participation of young people is like the sun for a tree, indispensable in a strong Europe. Be a part of EYP. Your future, your Europe!

Asdin El Habbassi, BAMember of the Austrian ParliamentAustrian Parliament
Mag. Maria Pichlbauer

I consider the EYP an ideal instrument for enhancing pan-European political education that at the same time provides language training and the development of knowledge and skills. As a counsellor for EU and Internationalisation at the local school authority in Styria, I advise all upper secondary schools in general and vocational education including vocational schools for apprentices to join the EYP programme and take part in their activities.

Mag. Maria PichlbauerCounsellor for EU and Internationalisation at the local school authority in Styria
Robert Hietz

EYP doesn’t only mean getting new friends wherever you go, but also constantly being challenged to become better in every way. Apart from that, it means trying to find out what being European really means.

Robert HietzStudent and member of EYP Austria

Latest News

EYP Mini Session

9 Jan 2018

In December Members of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) met at the BG/BRG St. Martin in Villach to participate in a EYP Mini Session and give students an understanding of EYP.

This was the third Mini Session of the Academic Year 2017/18 and it was head-organised by Thomas Micheler (AT) and Sarah Lee Schuster (AT), who both are also currently organising the Regional Session Villach 2018.

The president, who lead the participants through this day, was Ferdinand Mayerhofer (AT) a spirited EYP Member who already participated at many EYP Sessions in the past.

After Teambuilding games the Delegates gathered in different Committees to discuss current European topics. The results of these discussions were presented in the plenum.  In the subsequent Q&A rounds, delegates from other committees were able to follow up and question the solutions.

The Session was ended with a presentation of the work in EYP and the European anthem. We hope to see many of the delegates at the Regional Session Villach 2018 again!

Are you also interested in participating in a Mini Session or hosting one in your school? Contact the responsible Board Member Robin Hietz under robin.hietz@eyp.at.

EYP Session Kufstein

9 Jan 2018

 

The second Mini Session of this year took place at the HLW Kufstein in Kufstein.

Once again it was the goal to give students a first impression of the work which takes place in the European Youth Parliament by putting on the main parts of an EYP session, namely Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly.

The day started of with a short general Team Building in which the 9 Officials introduced themselves to the 30 delegates. The Delegates were separated into smaller groups which discussed interesting topics like for example quotas of women in leading positions.

Afterwards the outcomes of these discussions were presented in the General Assembly, which was moderated by the president of the Session Sophia Simmill. The presentations were followed by rounds of Questions and Answers after which Mrs Simmill closed the Session with the European Anthem and a talk including further information about EYP.

This successful Session was made possible by the efforts of the Head Organiser Ali Nourouzi and his team. We hope to see many of the Delegates return to EYP at one of the upcoming Regional Sessions.

Do you also want to participate at one of our Mini Sessions? Contact the responsible Board Member Robin Hietz under robin.hietz@eyp.at!

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