Who We Are
The European Youth Parliament United Kingdom (EYPUK) is a non-partisan and independent educational charity (no. 102943). We engage young people with UK and EU political issues, providing them with a platform to express their opinions whilst building new skills, confidence, and friendships.
Each year, we run 14 Regional debating competitions and two national events with participants from across the UK. We also run a series of outreach events, engaging young people with the issues in their local communities, improving their skills in discussion and debate. EYPUK also links up with the wider EYP community for international events, from Dublin to Dubrovnik!
The European Youth Parliament United Kingdom (EYPUK) is the UK's National Committee of its umbrella organisation, the European Youth Parliament (EYP). Thousands of young people are actively involved as volunteers all over Europe, making the EYP a genuinely youth-driven programme – run by young people, for young people. The entire network, made up of more than 30,000 young people, organises around 500 events every year. You can find out more about our umbrella organisation at the European Youth Parliament website.
To provide young people with the platform for them to engage in political discussion with their peers on a national and international level
To build a sense of community and citizenship amongst young people
To provide the same opportunities for young people to meet and engage with others from different background and cultures from across and UK and Europe
To build cooperation and team building skills amongst young people
To empower young people to have their voices heard in their communities and by local and national leaders, and to promote cultural awareness and inter-cultural dialogue
To encourage discussion and educate young people on European, local and national issues