Youth take over the European Parliament

On 19 November 2018, The European Parliament will host the first ever Youth Parliament. 800 young people from across Europe will develop ten youth policy ideas, to be presented to European decision makers.

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To continue the dialogue and engagement with young Europeans, ahead of the European elections, the European Parliament brings together several youth groups, mainly from secondary schools. In total 800 participants will take their seats in the European Parliament on 19 November, to experience the heady atmosphere, debating, developing and voting on European policy.

Online consultations were carried out in the autumn to identify the top ten ideas that will be developed further in several workshops by the participants in the Youth Parliament. The ideas were taken from the official EYE2018 Report (available from the link below), which gathered 100 of the most concrete ideas brought up during the last edition of the EYE in June 2018.

Though this process is now completed, the participating youth are still consulting with fellow students in their home towns to ensure the policies cover local as well as national issues. They will bring these findings with them to the Youth Parliament.

It is still possible to join the consultations online from the link below. At the end of the working sessions, participants will come back together in plenary to vote on the final ideas and findings that will be handed over to President Tajani ahead of the European Council in December 2018.

Check the programme below for more info and don't forget you can watch live the opening and closing of the youth parliament on the EYE2018 Facebook page and follow the #youthEP.