The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting. As a network of independent associations, EYP is present in 40 European countries and organises almost 600 events every year, involving close to 35.000 participants.
The 1st Academic Forum of the EYP Italy, which will be held in Genoa from 1 to 5 September, will host university students from all around Europe. During the event, students will have the opportunity to debate and confront each other on the theme 'Interactions in the Mediterranean: exchange, conflict and cooperation'. The aim is to have a student-led think tank on issues concerning the Mediterranean, from the refugee crisis, and overfishing to conflicts in the Middle East.
The event is being organised under the patronage of the University of Genoa, the European Parliament, the Ligurian Region, the Council of Genoa and the Chamber of Commerce of the city.