Evie and I took part in the Austrian international session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP). We spent eight days getting to know young people from 27 European countries, discussing resolutions to European issues and then debating them.
The issues discussed varied from the EU’s Space Program to how the Common Agricultural Policy could be updated to include the risks of Climate Change. My topic was the refugee crisis - the range of views that people had was eye opening and a bit of a shock.
Working as a team, making friendships across Europe and being forced to be confident of our opinions made EYP an incredible experience. Year 12 - get involved in EYP (if you can)!
Sibby, Year 13