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.

Intercultural experiences

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

Discussing opinions

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

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Latest News

Physical Board Meeting #1 2022/23

18 May 2022

Based on insights of PBM#5, the current Board has decided to propose a nonbinding recommendation for the dates of the first Physical Board Meeting of the new Board that will be elected at the upcoming General Assembly.

Taking the availabilities of the current Board Members for transition modules into consideration, and in an attempt to promote a quick take-over and kick-off of the new Board period, the current Board is suggesting the weekend of 24–26 June. We encourage Board Member candidates to make time for a Physical Board Meeting on these dates whilst again stressing that this is a nonbinding recommendation and not a requirement for running for the Board.

EYP Austria goes Pride

18 May 2022

EYP Austria encourages its members to join the upcoming celebrations and demonstrations supporting LGBTQIA+ rights. Therefore we are very happy to have L Zöhrer as the EYP Austria contact person for the Christopher Street Day in Graz on 2 July! If you want to come but don’t know with whom to go or where to be, you can reach out to L.

We are also still looking for (a) contact person(s) for the Vienna Pride Parade on 11 June. If you’re interested, please reach out to Philipp Leindl (+43 6645229286), who is responsible for Active Citizenship in EYP Austria.

Stay loud and proud!

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