EYiE project provided an opportunity for young people to discuss epilepsy and its effects on their lives. This was done via an Internet chat room, through 'web' pages produced by young people from 26 different countries and during youth exchange meetings held every year.
The aim of the youth exchange was to directly enhance the quality of life, educational and employment potential and the independence of young persons with epilepsy in Europe, taking account of their expectations and of the greater contributions they could make to society, in terms of personal and social well-being (rather than the usual health care and medical treatments). During the exchange projects, young people, had the opportunity to express and share opinions, experiences and attitudes related to their condition. Many young people with epilepsy are isolated and have never had an opportunity to discuss their condition with their peers, the EYiE project provided that opportunity.