Event Elements

The 85th International Session of EYP – Brno 2017 will follow the proveprocedure of the EYP sessions, which consists of three essential phases:

Teambuilding

The first phase of the session, where participants in the role of delegates gather for the first time in their chosen working group called a committee, each consisting of 15 people from various countries. Through various games and teambuilding activities they get to know each other, learn how to cooperate and start working as a team. This is a very important part of the session as it will have a huge impact on the participants’ experience at the session.

 

teambuilding Teambuilding_2

Committee Work

The delegates will have chosen their committees according to their preferences of the committee topic. Each committee is assigned a certain topic, usually a current European or global issue, and delegates are required to discuss the issue, come up with possible solutions and draft a resolution.

 

Training by Janne Vanhemmens (2) Committe Work_2

General Assembly

During the last two days, all committees reunite to present and discuss the results of the Committee Work. Each committee presents their motion for a resolution, which will pass through a debate involving defence and attack speeches, discussion of amendments, open debate and, lastly, a voting procedure. The resolutions that pass are forwarded to the patrons of the session and European decision-makers. Thus, it has a special meaning for the participants, as it is adding a special value to the voice of the European youth, which can motivate them to continue being active citizens and shows them that it is possible to make a difference.

 

General Assembly

 

During the whole process, from Teambuilding to General Assembly, each committee is supervised by an experienced member of the EYP, a Chairperson who provides the committee with support and guidance.

Culture Programme

Opening Ceremony & Closing Ceremony; official parts of programme with distinguished guests and inspiring speakers welcoming the participants and officially opening/closing the session.

Eurovillage; the delegations representing their countries will bring traditional food and drinks and present their culture to others. This is a great opportunity to taste new and interesting things as well as to learn about the habits and traditions of different cultures.

Euroconcert; a cultural event allowing the participants to show their artistic talents through musical, dance or other artistic performances.

Eurovillage together with Euroconcert are also considered as opportunities to further present the Czech Republic as the host country of the session to the participants.

 

INITIATED BY

The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament. EYP Czech Republic is a National Committee in the EYP network.