What is EPAS?

The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme (EPAS) aims at increasing students’ awareness of European parliamentary democracy, the role of the European Parliament and European values. It also encourages them to actively participate in EU democratic processes. It targets students with diverse educational, social and geographical backgrounds.

Learning Resources

Engaging, active, structured sessions about the EU, the European Parliament and how it affects the lives of young people in the UK and the EU.

Taking Action

Young people are challenged to run activities promoting discussion, debate and activism about the issues that affect them and the EU.

Accreditation and Support

There is a network of over 1,500 schools participating, across the EU (and soon the UK). You will be guided by Involver to complete your activities and gain EPAS accreditation.

Sign up for EPAS 2021-22

What participants say

Teachers and students from across the EU, who have participated in EPAS, explain why you should get involved...
Charlotte Richer, Senior Ambassador

Charlotte Richer, Senior Ambassador

The Cherwell School

“It was really empowering to show people the various ways that you can be involved in influencing political decisions, rather than a default onto protesting and political activism, showing that political debate can be influenced through a nuanced debate on science policy as much as through a placard.”

Gabi, Junior Ambassador

Gabi, Junior Ambassador

Channing School

“We had a lot of independence to research and I found out a lot. I feel like it’s really going to help me to understand the EU and the European Parliament.
Being part of the EPAS programme was really helpful to broaden my knowledge of how politics works in different countries and the EU; just a really fun scheme and I really, really enjoyed it.”

Reece Nelson, Senior Ambassador

Reece Nelson, Senior Ambassador

USP College

“The big benefit of [EPAS] was the way the students approached it. I could stand off and leave them to it. I think that’s the excellent part: they came up with some incredible ideas, when you give them the framework of the tasks they need to complete.”

News

The latest news from our EPAS members

Gaining accreditation

The primary focus of EPAS is increasing young people’s leadership and democratic engagement; where this happens, the European Parliament accredits students, staff and institutions as European Parliament Ambassadors. In our final training for Senior Ambassadors, Read more…

Getting help to run EPAS

All initiatives in schools/colleges need a champion, and the Senior Ambassador is that, but they shouldn’t be doing all the work. At it’s heart EPAS needs to be student-led. In our second Senior Ambassador training Read more…

Get in touch

If you'd like to sign up, or just get more information about EPAS to share with students, teachers and colleagues.

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