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.

Over 200.000 young people already participated in the activities of the European Youth Parliament and have contributed to a pluralistic, democratic society, fostering peaceful collaboration across Europe. Since 2004, the Berlin based Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament.

As of 1993, the European Youth Parliament has a branch in Belgium and has since then organised projects for more than 10.000 young people. Its mission is to inspire and empower a young generation of informed, openminded, responsible, and active citizens that shape society and drive impact.

For its efforts, the European Youth Parliament Belgium has been awarded the 2014 and 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize of the European Parliament and was nominated for the Star of Europe of the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe.

Over 30.000 participants yearly participants

3.500 active volunteers

1.500 days of activities every year

35 years of empowering young Europeans

Around 500 events

 200.000 young people involved since establishment

Present in over 40 countries

We are a peer-to-peer educational programme that inspires and empowers young people from across Europe to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. We provide participants with a forum to develop and express their opinions on a wide range of topics. By bringing young people from different backgrounds together, we build intercultural understanding and friendships across borders. Our participants and volunteers get equipped with the knowledge and the skills needed to positively shape the world around them. Thousands of young people are actively involved as volunteers all over Europe, making the European Youth Parliament a genuinely youth-driven programme.

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Our main projects are sessions or conferences. They are at the core of the European Youth Parliament's non-formal educational activities and consist of events that bring together over 30.000 young people every year. A welcoming environment and experience-based methodology offer participants a safe space to develop and express their opinions, build intercultural understanding and develop democratic citizenship skills.