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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

Surfrider Eurocean’s Youth

22 Sep 2021

Surfrider Foundation Europe is launching a Call for the Ocean to create a network of European Ambassadors of the maritime world and will recruit 120 young Europeans from all EU Member States. In this network, ambassadors will work on two topics: shipping and jobs related to the sea. You will develop and carry a vision of the future’s maritime world during high ranking events in 2022 (UN Conference, World Ocean Day, Ocean Decade Activity in the framework of the Ocean Decade launched by UNESCO…).

Find out more and apply here until 30 September.

ASEF Summer University on Sustainable Cities

22 Sep 2021

The 23rd ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU23) of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is a virtual, collaborative, interdisciplinary hackathon journey. Through the theme “Liveable Cities for a Sustainable Future” the programme will give youth training, knowledge and the opportunity to design concrete solutions for real-life challenges. Focusing on SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Habitats, the programme includes two phases: 

  1. Knowledge Building Phase: 11 – 29 October 2021
  2. Hackathon: 4 – 15 November 2021

The call for participants is now open to young professionals and students aged 18-30 from 51 ASEM countries, including Austria. More information and the application form can be found here. The application deadline is 29 September.

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