The opening ceremony in Kungsholmens Gymnasium will be held in the presence of Swedish EU Minister Cecilia Malmström and the YEP General Assembly in the Riksdag (the Parliament) will be attended by Christian Danielsson, Head of Unit for the Turkey team in the Enlargement Directorate General in the European Commission.
In parallel, the Representation of the European Commission and the European Parliament’s Information Office will host a seminar for the approximately 30 teachers, involved in this project. The seminar will take place from lunch onwards on the 2 February.
The European Youth Parliament was founded in 1987 in Fontainebleau, France, to give high school students and teachers across Europe an opportunity to meet and discuss common issues concerning the present and future of Europe. The aim of the EYP is to promote the European dimension in education and to enable students and teachers to participate in a practical learning experience and to familiarise them with the parliamentary procedure of the European Parliament.
The EYP enjoys the patronage of Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Parliament, and Terry Davis, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
Each year, the EYP organises three international sessions in different European towns, often in the Parliament buildings of the host country, bringing together about 250 students and teachers from around thirty different European countries.