Youth’s Europe


Deepen the youth's knowledge of EU!

The project is on hold due to the coronavirus situation!

As a part of Youth’s Europe project, you can invite an EU School Ambassador to guide thought-provoking EU info days. Youth’s Europe project improves the youth’s knowledge of EU and encourages them to take part in societal discussion and decision-making in an innovative way. Youth’s Europe is a project of European Parliament Information Office in Finland, with EYP Finland being responsible for the execution.

During the info days, participants immerse themselves in decision-making of the European Parliament and form their own opinions on current EU issues. EU info days are free of charge and they are organised in lower and upper secondary schools in Finland. You may also request the event for non-educational groups with participants ages 13-19. The info days are guided by trained EU School Ambassadors.

The info day consists of two parts. First, EU School Ambassadors give an introduction to the basics of EU and the decision-making in the European Parliament. The core activity is a parliamentary simulation, where participants get to become MEPs and make decisions on current EU issues. The info day takes 75-90 minutes. You may also request a longer visit, where the duration can be negotiated.

The goal of the day is to help youth understand the ways topics can be influenced on an EU level. During the info days, the participants also get practical examples how EU affects people’s everyday lives. Additionally, the info days explore EU’s political aspects and ways how everyone can help steer EU’s future. Info days can be held in Finnish, Swedish or English.

You can request an info day here. In the form, you may choose the difficulty of the info day and select the topics used in the parliamentary simuation. Special requests can be filled into “Additional information”. Info days are free of charge.