The European Youth Parliament Belgium is a peer-to-peer educational programme that brings together young people from across Europe to debate pressing issues of our time. Its mission is to inspire and empower a young generation of informed, openminded, responsible, and active citizens that shape society and drive impact.
Who we are
Since 1987, the European Youth Parliament (EYP) has inspired and empowered hundreds of thousands of young people to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. It is one of Europe’s largest youth platforms for civic education – run for young people, by young people.
What we do
Our main activity to address contemporary challenges is the organisation of our sessions or conferences. Here, young people develop interpersonal and soft skills, while finding solutions for these pressing issues. Participants will brainstorm on key priorities and formulate policy recommendations for interested policymakers, institutions and organisations.
We were on the news!
In the autumn of 2022, Belgium hosted the 97th International Session of the European Youth Parliament for the fifth time since 1987. More than 250 young people gathered in Kortrijk to debate on contemporary issues. VRT NWS visited Kortrijk 2022 during the plenary session in the European Parliament.
They support us
We have a wide network of partners who contribute to the development of our youth.
Our main partner KU Leuven has been cooperating with EYP Belgium since 2018. Due to their financial, logistical and academic support, young Belgians and Europeans are able to experience democracy at first hand and learn about topics that will shape their future.