european youth parliament
The EYP represents a non-partisan and independent educational project which is tailored specifically to the needs of the young European citizen.
The EYP encourages independent thinking and socio-political initiative in young people and facilitates the learning of crucial social and professional skills. Since its inauguration, many tens of thousands of young people have taken part in regional, national and international sessions, formed friendships and made international contactsacross and beyond borders. The EYP has thus made a vital contribution towards uniting Europe.
Today the EYP is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, political educational work and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. The EYP consists of a network of 35 European associations and organisations in which thousands of young people are active in a voluntary capacity.
The aims of the European Youth Parliament are to:
Raise awareness of European issues, encourage active European citizenship and motivate students to get engaged in European politics.
Promote international understanding, intercultural dialogue and diversity of ideas and practices.
Contribute to the personal skills development of European youth.
Provide a forum in which young people of Europe can express their own opinions, without reverting to role play.
WHAT WE DO
The EYP involves well over 20,000 young people at more than 100 regional, national and international events through35 national organisations every year.
All EYP sessions follow a similar programme and are based on the same methodology:
Firstly the participants divide into international committees and take part in team building.
In the ensuing committees the young delegates start working on a current issue of European politics and compose a joint resolution.
Finally, the resolutions are debated in a parliamentary General Assembly following the model of the European Parliament in both English and French.
Through a rich cultural programme with events such as Euroconcert, Eurovillage or the Country Presentations, the participants become active and creative themselves and express themselves through music, acting and dance.
european youth parliament ESPAÑA · SPAIN
The European Youth Parliament España (EYPE) is the organisation that represents Spain within the whole of the European Youth Parliament. The EYPE is integrated by students that participate in the different sessions organised throughout the year by members of the EYP.
The EYPE organises sessions all over Spain with the aim of selecting representatives for international sessions. These international sessions are held three times a year in different European cities, and bring together between 250 and 300 students and teachers. From its foundation the EYPE has celebrated 11 National Selecion Conferences, 4 International Forums and more than 50 Regional Sessions & GA Days.
The upcoming sessions of EYP Spain are 14 Regional Sessions all over Spain and Girona 2017 (12th National Selection Conference of EYP Spain). Find out more at: www.eype.es