What is EYP?
We are the European Youth Parliament
European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a non-partisan, volunteer-run educational programme organised by youth, for youth. It brings together over 30 thousand participants in more than 500 different events annually all across Europe with the aim of educating and discussing socially and politically relevant issues. The EYP is one of the largest programmes dedicated to peer-to-peer political education of young Europeans on the continent.
The organisation was established in 1987, and became a part of the Schwarzkopf Stiftung in 2004. The EYP office is located in Berlin. The honorary committee of the European Youth Parliament at the European level includes Ursula von der Leyen and the late David Sassoli. Moreover, the 98th International Session of the EYP project has received a letter of support from The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.

Norway joined this programme in 1995, and has since then organised four international conferences, and regional as well national events annually.
The purpose
Four main purposes of the European Youth Parliament as an organisation

a forum for young Europeans to develop and express their own opinions on European political and social issues in an open and welcoming environment
intercultural dialogue and exchange through the sharing of ideas, opinions and practices to bring diverse young Europeans closer together.
young Europeans with diverse opportunities for personal and skills development through non-formal and peer-led educational activities.

a connected network of the next generation of diverse young leaders in Europe equipped with the knowledge and skills to positively shape the world around them.

The method
Meetings of the European Youth Parliament are held in English, in a tried and tested format that has been used and developed for more than 30 years. At the beginning of each event, participants get to know each other and build international teams in the process of integration and communication games. Then, simulating the work of selected committees of the European Parliament, they discuss the problems posed to them and develop solutions in the form of resolutions imitating those of the European Parliament.

During the last two days of the meeting, the General Assembly is held, following the example of the plenary session of the European Parliament, during which all participants discuss the results of the work of individual committees.

The content of the event is supervised by an international team of experienced moderators. The conference also includes events involving participants in a lively and open cultural exchange.
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The formats
Every year, more than 30.000 young people take part in different events organised by the European Youth Parliament all over Europe. In Norway, the following session formats are currently in use:
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One-day sessions:
A shorter version of a conference and allows participants to get familiar with the concept of EYP.
Regional sessions:
A session gathering students from one region of the country and usually lasts for 1-2 days.
National sessions:
In September each year, a National session is held somewhere in Norway, gathering school delegations from all over the country as well as some from abroad. This session usually lasts for 3 days. Participants from National Sessions are selected and encouraged to go abroad at International Sessions.
International sessions:
A session arranged by one of the member countries of EYP International where around 300 participants from all over Europe are gathered for around a week to represent their country. Tromsø 2023 will be the 98th of its kind in the network.
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