What does an MEP actually do?
15 May 2014 Last updated at 05:42 BST
Swedish MEP Amelia Andersdotter was only 24 when she took up her seat in the European Parliament
Ahead of next week's European elections she gives us a tour of the parliament in Brussels and tries to explain what an MEP actually does.
It's likely many young people won't bother to vote on 22 March - either because they don't see how it affects their life, or don't believe the European system works.
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