The EYP is a non-partisan and independent educational programme for young European citizens.

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.

An educational project present all over Europe

The EYP encourages independent thinking and initiative in young people and facilitates the learning of crucial social and professional skills. Since it was conceived in 1987, hundreds of thousands of young people have taken part in regional, national and international sessions, formed friendships and made international contacts across and beyond borders. The EYP has thus made a vital contribution towards European unity and bridging gaps between cultures.

Today the EYP is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, European civic education and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. The EYP network is present in 39 European countries, where thousands of young people are active as volunteers. The entire network organises almost 500 events every year.

The Berlin-based Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation of the EYP.


Run by young people

EYP is a programme for young people, run by young people. We are proud to have over 2.400 active volunteers all over Europe, running EYP’s National Committees, organising events, chairing committees, acting as Session journalists, in short, being the heart and soul of EYP and the reason for its existence.

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