About us

About organisation

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is pan-European educational programme bringing together young people to discuss global topics in a parliamentary setting.

EYP is present in 39 European countries As a network of independent associations. EYP organises almost 500 events every year. The network organises almost 1,000 days of EYP activity every year, involving close to 28,000 participants, aged 16-24. Thousands of young people are active as volunteers all over Europe, making EYP a programme truly for young people, by young people.

 

Our aims 

  • promote of Ukraine’s integration into European Union by featuring and advocating European values such as democracy, human rights, person-centred policy-making;
  • build civil society, establishing cooperation with the European NGOs, creating a positive image for Ukraine in the international society;
  • develop the partnership with international non-governmental and intergovernmental  organizations;
  • establish cooperation among Ukrainian youth NGOs within the frames of UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • form constructive and pragmatic attitude of youth towards European integration of Ukraine;
  • create positive image of Ukraine abroad by appropriate representation of the country in the course of the international events.

 

Our story

European Youth Parliament – Ukraine was officially registered as a youth NGO with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on February 18, 2002. 

During its lifetime, EYP-Ukraine has acquired professional expertise and valuable experience in organising different kinds of youth events: regional and international sessions, national conferences, trainings and workshops etc. Moreover, EYP-Ukraine has been a key partner in organisation of UN Youth Summits on Millennium Development Goals in Ukraine as well as a key youth partner of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine as it pertains to the organisation of Europe Days in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. Experienced and talented young people ready to volunteer their time and efforts to implement interesting projects is the most valuable resource we possess.

Among the member of the EYP-Ukraine there are around 280 young people in the regions of Ukraine who study in high schools, prominent universities and other higher educational establishments.

The organization is open to all pro-EU; pro-democracy and pro-human rights young people of Ukraine who would like to contribute their efforts in building the democratic civil society in Ukraine.

 

We are a National Committee of EYP

The National Committees are the heart and soul of the EYP. More than 2,400 young volunteers are active in the currently 39 organisations that form the EYP network.


An important part of their work is to select the delegation that will represent their country at the International Sessions and other EYP events. To this end, the National Committees organise a selection process, often including several regional and national sessions every year.


We as a National Committee organise International Forums, outreach programmes, promote international EYP activities and run training programmes for our alumni.


The management structure of EYP Ukraine consists of the Board (President, 2 Vice-Presidents, 3 Board Members) headed by the President, Secretary of the Board and Auditing Committee.

People for all the aforementioned positions get elected annually by its members at the General Assembly.