Opportunities for Youth
The European Youth Parliament United Kingdom (EYPUK) is a leading non-partisan and youth-led educational charity. It aims to provide non-formal education for young people on a wide range of political issues facing the UK and Europe. It is the UK's National Committee (or NC) of the umbrella European Youth Parliament (EYP) organisation.
We interact with young people aged 11-25 from all backgrounds across the UK, building new skills, confidence and friendships.
What We Do
We run forums and conferences at regional and national levels across the UK every year, open to all students between the ages of 11 to 18.
We recycle the academic output of our events into resources for their free use by schools and individuals, making sure that everyone can take part in EYPUK.
We provide young people across our network with diverse opportunities for skills development, from communication skills to independent learning.
We support a network of youth volunteers from across the UK and Europe, equipped with the skills needed to shape the world around them.
In your region...
and all over Europe.
The European Youth Parliament, based in Berlin, calls its forty National Committees (NC) each year to attend two International Sessions, each lasting around ten days. These could be anywhere in Europe – from Tromso, to Milan, to Riga.
These are truly once in a lifetime experiences for participants and provide amazing opportunities for cross-cultural exchange.
Once selected from a Regional Forum, you will be invited to join around 125 other young people from around the UK at one of our National Sessions. Attendees engage in team building before working as a team to create a resolution to an issue they have chosen. Delegates then take part in a general assembly where they debate the session's resolutions. Participants are judged on teamwork, ambassadorial qualities, development, and participation.
The best school teams from each National Session are selected to represent the United Kingdom at International Sessions and Forums, held across the entire EYP network.
The start for most EYPers is their local Regional Session, where they take part in a team from their school. School delegations of up to 8 students gather in different regions in all corners of the UK to debate and discuss a variety of relevant topics. Whether this is sustainability, human rights or international relations, students are encouraged to engage with the most prevalent issues in today's world.
Teams from each region are selected to take part in a National Session of EYPUK.
Potential for personal development
"I have entered school teams for the EYP for 15 years, and it remains the best organisation by far for students in terms of potential for individual growth and development. We have had students' lives changed by participation in the regional and then national events. I cannot praise it enough."
Feedback from the EYPUK North East Regional Forum 2020
EYPUK by numbers
EYPUK runs more than 20 events for young people across the UK every year, and members support many more across Europe
We've directly involved more than 5000 young people in our work since 2015, and recently many more through digital events
EYPUK was founded in November 1993. One year after, the 9th International Session of the EYP was held in Oxford
Our organisation is run entirely by young people aged 17-25, from the members organising our events through to the charity trustees