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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

Volksbegehren Information Campaign

18 Jan 2021

With the endorsement week for three petitions (Volksbegehren) from 18 to 25 January having just started in Austria, we would like to draw your attention to the chance to commit active citizenship!

Austrian citizens who are 16 or older can sign these petitions either online via oesterreich.gv.at (requiring a phone signature or citizen card) or in any municipality, regardless of their place of residence.

If they receive 100 000 signatures, the petitions in question („Tierschutzvolksbegehren – Animal Welfare Petition“, „Für Impf-Freiheit – For Vaccination Freedom“, „Ethik für Alle – Ethics for all“) will be handed to the National Assembly, where they will be the subject of a plenary debate.

Currently, there are also twelve* petitions in the support phase – if they receive 8 401 statements of support, they will also get an endorsement week.

For further information, we compiled a Drive folder with relevant information in German and English – make sure to check it out and make your voice heard next week!

*Three new petitions started their support phase on the day of publication, which is why they are not yet mentioned in our information material.

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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