What is EYP?

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting. Its 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.

The EYP is a non-partisan and independent programme; its methods are based on non-formal education and peer-to-peer learning. Thereby the programme facilitates the learning of crucial social and professional skills and encourages independent thinking and socio-political initiative.

EYP Austria is part of an international network, organising events since 1987. The Berlin-based Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation of the EYP.
The European Youth Parliament is carried by students in a voluntary capacity and has no political mandate. All our activites are done witihin the EuropaClubs initiative (www.europaclubs.at).