Rethinking Today, Shaping Tomorrow: the European Youth Parliament is here!

EU40, in partnership with the EYP, is glad to announce the 92nd International Session of the European Youth Parliament, taking place in Milan(IT) between April, 30th and May, 10th 2020. 

After more than fifteen years since the last event of this scale, Milan was chosen to be the meeting point for more than 300 young brilliant minds from all over Europe. Ten days, a youth network and a common mission: to engage in redefining the world of today with the ultimate goal of shaping a better tomorrow.

EU40 will be involved in part of the activities of this year’s edition of the European Youth Parliament. MEP Brando Benifei, former Board-Member of EU40, will add

What is the European Youth Parliament?
The European Youth Parliament’s mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to become open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. The EYP encourages independent thinking and initiative in young people and facilitates the learning of crucial social and professional skills. Since it was conceived in 1987, hundreds of thousands of young people have taken part in regional, national and international sessions, formed friendships and made international contacts across and beyond borders. The EYP has thus made a vital contribution towards European unity and bridging gaps between cultures.

The theme of the Session (Milan, May 2020)
Circular Sustainability: rethinking today for shaping tomorrow
The 92nd International Session, which will take place from April 30th to May 10th, aims at fostering in-depth discussions on the omni-comprehensive concept of sustainability, proposing itself as an open youth platform to share ideas, thoughts and best practices for a sustainable future through the activation of an international network.

More than 300 young people from all over Europe will have the opportunity to confront themselves first hand with the urgent challenge of sustainability intended in its most global meaning. The issues dealt
with will touch more areas of interest, from its more tangible economic implications all the way to its social and environmental connection. The aforementioned topics appear to be closely intertwined, thus requiring a deep and joint analysis that leads to a definition of progress and innovation aimed towards a sustainable society. Participants will work together to develop a long-term vision for sustainability in which economic growth, social cohesion and environmental protection go hand in hand and are mutually reinforcing.