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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

We stand for … ! Europe’s youth in de CoFoE, what’s next? | 28 January

19 Jan 2022

As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) launched the Stand for Something campaign, which combined a large-scale online survey and street actions to get the voices and ideas of young people heard. The campaign was active across the continent with 22 activists from 17 countries and continues to advocate the positions of young people at all political levels.

In cooperation with the European Parliament and with the support of the Federal Youth Representation (Bundesjugendvertretung), the campaign results will be presented on Friday, 28 January, from 14:30 to 16:30. Pupils, students and young people are invited to discuss the findings together with Austrian MEPs.

Afterwards, we want to go further and debate what should happen after the Conference: How can we ensure that the ideas that have been expressed are actually pursued? What are the expectations of young people? What do the MEPs expect?

You can register for the online event here. Be there!

Call for Session Officials

19 Jan 2022

We are currently calling for Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members for our upcoming sessions! Here’s a short overview of the sessions and positions you can apply to:

  • Regional Session Linz (18 to 20 March): Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members
  • National Session Vienna (29 April to 2 May): Vice-Presidents

Find the official call and application documents on our website. You can apply for all positions until this Sunday, 23 January, 23:59 CET.

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