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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
Jochen Zöschg

Young, highly committed people in intercultural cooperation. That is politics, society and economy – lived in a refreshing way. I was impressed by the energy and the positive approach to quite complex topics. Thank you for the inspiring exchange!

Jochen ZöschgZurich Insurance Group
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 Austria x Ö1

29 Mar 2020

As avid radio listeners might know, Ö1, perhaps Austria’s most prestigious public radio station, has started an initiative called “Reparatur der Zukunft” (“Repairing the Future”) in which they are looking for ideas, concepts and projects that “detect problems and provide solutions for them”, including the areas of democracy and participation.

According to our understanding, EYP fits that description quite well, so we created a video to be eligible for the project and have since been approached by Ö1 for an interview! We got the chance to present our concept to a radio journalist and will be featured in a four-minute radio report about our organisation that will be broadcast on Wednesday, 1 April 9:30 – we invite you to tune in!

There will also be a listening party on the day, starting at 9:15. This is the link to join the Zoom meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/437073557

Participating in this initiative also gives us the chance of being viable for lots of other cool stuff, like coaching from university experts or even invitations to the European Forum Alpbach.

Here’s the project website on which you can find the video we submitted, as well as all other projects that are participating in the initiative:

https://oe1.orf.at/zukunft

The website also features the online player of the radio station, so you can also listen to the programme directly from there; content can be relistened for seven days!

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EYP Mini Session Vienna HTL 10

25 Oct 2019

On 24 October 2020, our popular Mini Session format came to HTL 10 in Vienna. Speeding through all of the traditional elements of an EYP session in the duration of a school day and in a more relaxed way than at bigger sessions, the students got talking about issues on a European level and could use and improve their English, social, and communication skills.

With Chiara Keller and Tamino Pobeheim as Head-Organisers and Anna Tauber leading the Academic Team of the session, it was a sure success!

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