The European Youth Parliament (EYP), founded in 1987, is present in about 40 countries in the form of national, independent associations that organise almost 600 events every year for up to 35’000 participants.
The European Youth Parliament aims at raising awareness concerning European issues, while encouraging an active European citizenship and motivating students to become politically engaged. In its activities the EYP promotes a dialogue between different cultures and mutual understanding, which brings diversity to the ideas and practices of every participants. All this provides for personal development and the acquisition of new, useful skills such as leadership, teamwork, language and public speaking through formal and informal training.
EYP Switzerland is one of the National Committees forming the EYP network. It organises various debating events within Switzerland including a yearly National Selection Conference, where the most brilliant students are selected to attend various events abroad. At times EYP Switzerland is also hosting international events such as an International Session or, the first time in 2018, an International Forum. Based entirely on voluntary commitment, the European Youth Parliament is organised by the youth, for the youth.