The European Youth Parliament is a peer-to-peer educational program which empowers young people from across Europe to be open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. We provide participants with a forum to develop and express their opinions on a wide range of topics. By bringing young people from different backgrounds together, we build intercultural understanding and friendships across borders. As a network of independent associations, the EYP is present in 40 European countries and organises more than 500 events every year, involving a total of around 30,000 participants. Thousands of young people are actively involved as volunteers all over Europe, making the EYP a genuinely youth-driven program—run by young people for young people. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Youth Parliament has carried its events to the digital environment in order to continue its activities.
EYP CZ is one of the National Committees of this pan-European organisation. We were founded in 1998 and to this date we are considered one of the largest extracurricular educational platforms in the republic. Through over 20 events a year we promote the values of EYP in the Czech Republic and drive mainly secondary school students to engage in discussions about topical global issues, help them develop their communication and English skills, critical thinking, organisational abilities and argument adroitness.