The European Parliament Youth Platform
The Youth Platform of the European Parliament is an Interest Group that was founded by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who hold youth issues close to their hearts and high on their political agendas.
The EP Youth Platform is open to all MEPs who want to advance young people's rights through the work of the European Parliament. The EP Youth Platform exists to connect young people to the work of the Parliament and to ensure that youth issues are on the agenda and having a positive impact on policy.
The EP Youth Platform is not a new concept in the European Parliament. It succeeds the Youth Intergroup which played an important role during the 2009-2014 and 2014-2019 European Parliament mandates. It worked to ensure young people and youth organisations were ingrained in the policies being developed. At its peak, the Youth Intergroup boasted over 120 MEPs active in the group.
One of the biggest achievements of the last mandate was a ban of unpaid internships in the European Parliament. What will be our next big step? Stay tuned and engaged to shape it!
EP Youth Platform members
The Youth Platform is led by the MEPs who make up the interest group and their work is supported by the European Youth Forum. Check out which MEPs are part of the EP Youth Platform.
The EP Youth Platform ambition
The EP Youth Platform aims to have a positive impact on the work of the European Parliament through:
- Engaging youth organisations and young people in ongoing European Parliament debates on policies affecting youth;
- Advocating for youth issues across Parliaments' committees, political groups and various legislative files;
- Raising awareness in the European Parliament on the youth situation, views and challenges.
If you are an MEP, you can express your interest to email@example.com and we will get in touch with you to welcome you for the next meeting and add to the mailing list of the members. Due to COVID currently all meetings are taking place online.
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