YEPP is the youth organisation of the European People’s Party. We bring together 63 Centre-Right youth political organisations from 39 countries all over Europe. Founded in 1997, YEPP has developed into the largest political youth organisation in Europe.
Apart from being active within the structures of our mother party the EPP, we are committed in a number of other international arenas. One of our main objectives is to maintain good contacts within our political family, provide ground for training, discussion and cooperation and prepare the younger generation to lead tomorrow’s Europe. This runs parallel to our mission to stimulate further integration in Europe, to uphold our principles, policies and ideas in the European political debate.
Life has taught me that we must discover what it is that we are passionate about and then use our passion to make a difference. Politics and Europe are what I care about the most: both inspire me and make me stand up for what I believe in.
Heidi is a Political Science graduate with expertise in International Strategy and Sustainability. She works at Finnish Industries in Brussels, focusing on digital technology, skills, and healthcare. Additionally, she’s a part-time politician representing the Finnish Youth of the National Coalition Party. Heidi was elected Secretary-General in June 2023 at YEPP’s Congress in Braga.
The Board is responsible for the daily work of YEPP, within the framework of guidelines adopted by the Congress and the Council. Members of the Board are: The President, the First Vice-President, the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General, the Treasurer, and nine Vice-Presidents.
It is the declaration of our fundamental principles and values, our compass. Addressing the most challenging issues Europe is facing today, calling for concrete measures and policies to be adopted, our Political Program presents our vision of the future of Europe. A Europe of innovation, technological but also societal advancements, a Europe that will not just survive in the modern era but will lead. A Europe shaped by and for its people.