What is EYP?
The European Youth Parliament’s aim is to to encourage the youth’s interest in current political affairs and democratic processes. Through parliamentary simulations we make politics an active and real experience. Participants are encouraged to practice independent thinking and to take personal initiative for their own and the European future.
The three phases of the simulation
All our events consist of three distinct phases: Teambuilding, Committee Work and the General Assembly.
During the first part of the session, the participants get to know each other through a series of group dynamic exercises and problem-solving tasks, which help them to form a team, set up their own rules and lay the foundation for a successful committee work.
Well prepared to take the next step, the committees are facing the challenge of writing a resolution.
The young Europeans have to find different, new and innovative solutions, trying to best employ their cultural backgrounds and experiences made. One’s own experiences and visions
are equally important as expert analyses and will become visible in their motion for a resolution.
The highlight of every event is the General Assembly, which reunites all participants, to consider the results of committee work. During the open debates, each committee presents and defends their motion for a resolution.