The Religions for Peace - European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN) serves as a platform aimed at bringing together youth organizations and communities from all religions present in Europe, advancing common action for peace.

EIYN is a part of the global network of Religions for Peace. Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Idea of creating European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN) dates back to 2006 when the process of establishing and developing the Global Youth Network of Religions for Peace reached Europe. The main incentives came from Religions for Peace, faith-based (youth) organizations, secular organizations and individuals active in the field of inter-religious dialogue (IRD).

In 2006 there were two subregional meetings in Europe as parts of a way of religious youth towards Religions for Peace World Youth Assembly in Japan (Hiroshima and Kyoto, August 2006). The meeting for Central and Eastern Europe took place in Bakuriani (Georgia) in April 2006 followed by Western European meeting in Geneva (July 2006). Youth present at both meetings expressed their will to create a European Interfaith Youth Network for sharing information and enhancing inter-religious cooperation among faith-based youth organisations and other stakeholders in IRD in Europe. Young religious leaders from 26 countries of Eastern and Western Europe, representing Bahá'í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian communities as well as faith-based and interfaith youth organizations, concluded their assemblies by declaring: "We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)". (Geneva declaration)

A few years after the founding declaration our network is composed of the 25 European youth faith-based organizations (and in some cases: religious communities), non-religious organizations and individuals who facilitate the inter-faith dialogue.

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"We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)"; Geneva declaration

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