The Core Team


Today it is our pleasure to officially announce the core team of #Maastricht2021.

Since the start of 2020, these 7 young individuals have been working hard behind the scenes on the preparation of this event! The team is responsible for all organisational matters, such as logistics, fundraising, external communication, acquiring participants and much more.

Stay tuned, as we will soon introduce more of the people working on Maastricht 2021!

The Theme of our Conference


An overarching theme gives structure and guidance to the discussions at conferences of the European Youth Parliament. For the 2021 International Forum in Maastricht, the theme will be:

“The Digital Generation: Setting an Innovative Agenda”

Issues surrounding digitalisation and innovation are at the centre of the debate in Europe: from privacy and copyright, to fake news and foreign interference in elections, to cyberwarfare. The theme of the conference calls for a nuanced discussion on the positive and negative sides of our changing lives. Our generation – the digital generation – is facing many challenges that call for innovative solutions, such as the climate crisis, the move to a carbon-free economy, an ageing population and a lack of employment opportunities for young people. This International Forum is a platform to discuss these topics – and many more.

The theme strongly aligns the event with the host city of Maastricht. The region of Zuid Limburg is known for its innovation, sustainability, technology, health and smart services. This forms the perfect backdrop for young people to set an innovative agenda.


Welcome to our website!


Welcome to the official website of the 4th International Forum of the European Youth Parliament in the Netherlands.

We are beyond excited to launch this page and share our host city. Maastricht is a Dutch city with a European character. Steps towards the current form of the European Union were taken here, with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Close to the German and Belgian borders, Maastricht is multi-lingual and has incredible connections to major European hubs. Its university welcomes international students from 100+ countries. Because the city is at the confluence of languages, cultures and countries, it is the perfect place for young Europeans to start friendships and conversations in the spring of 2021. We are excited to bring an International Forum of the European Youth Parliament to this part of the Netherlands for the very first time, and we are determined to make Maastricht and its citizens an integral part of the event.