The EYP in Germany

The European Youth Parliament Germany is one of 39 National Committees of the European Youth Parliament, the European umbrella organisation of the association.

V_EYPPictureoftheyear2013The charitable, non-partisan and independent association unites tomorrow’s generation at its events. Thereby the youngsters are inspired to exchange their views and images of the present and future with each other. They share, get involved and discuss current European issues. However, one topic connects them all – Europe!

Since 1990 the European Youth Parliament Germany offers youngsters between the ages of 16 and 22 a platform to devote themselves actively and talk about in detail what is only touched on the surface in the ordinary politics lessons in schools. We perceive the creativeness and openness of the young, engaged participants in our events and promote independent thinking as well as intercultural team ability.

The activities are carried on a voluntary basis by students and have no political mandate. With our political educational work we want to influence the future of Europe positively. We enable several hundred youngsters per year to gain an outstanding experience at our events and thus want to contribute to the understanding among nations.

EYP Germany annually arranges a nationwide school competition – the national selection process. The participants are students in their final years of different school forms, as well as trainees between the ages of 16 and 19 years. The young Germans can apply as a delegation of seven people or as individuals.

The national selection process of EYP Germany is one of the most demanding and long-standing students competitions all over Germany. It offers the unique possibility to debate with other interested youngsters from all over Europe. Within the scope of this year’s competition EYP Germany selects youngsters who will represent Germany at the next International Sessions of our European umbrella organisation in Leipzig in autumn 2015 and in Belfast and Dublin in spring 2016.

More information about the EYP in Germany can be found here (Website in German).

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