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Political education for students

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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Intercultural experiences

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

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Discussing opinions

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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Others on EYP

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 Graz BG/BRG Seebacher

15 Jul 2018

On the 15th of June EYP Austria organised one of its Mini Sessions at the BG/BRG Seebacher in Graz. Here is what the Head-Organisers Lisa Fuchsberger, Annika Aichholzer and Magdalena Gautsch have to say about the Event:

The more the better! The latest Mini-Session was held again in Graz at the BG/BRG Seebacher. Organised by three students who all attend the aforementioned school, the idea and vision behind EYP was brought closer to students by discussing, critical thinking and finally presenting the problems and ideas the comitees have come up with. During those five hours, students were able to expand their rhetorical skills and dive into the world of EYP. In addition, We’d dare to say that all the officials had a great time and training. In conclusion: Session = success!

Photocredit goes to Matthias Schwertner

EYP Mini Session Eisenstadt

7 Jun 2018

Als früh morgens die Türen aufgingen, war die Registrierung schon bereit, alle Schüler zu empfangen, die sich an diesem Tag dem Abenteuer „EYP“ stellen wollten. Der Tag wurde mit ein paar tollen Teambuilding Aktivitäten eröffnet und natürlich wurden auch alle „Officials“ vorgestellt. Die Delegierten haben sich anschließend in ihre Komitees aufgeteilt und danach wurde angefangen zu diskutieren und entsprechende Lösungen zu den gefundenen Problemen auszuarbeiten. Es war für die meisten Delegierten das erste Mal, dass sie in dieser Weise arbeiteten, somit war eine gewisse Anpassung notwendig, aber das war bald geschafft. Zur Mittagspause hin waren dann die meisten Komitees fertig mit deren Präsentationsteilen um danach auf der “General Assembly” ihre Arbeiten zu präsentieren und zu verteidigen. Nach ein paar sehr angeregten Diskussionen auf der GA waren die Delegierten fertig mit ihrer Arbeit und traten die Heimreise an.

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