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18th National Selection Conference of EYP CZ

17.1.2016
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Chairs’ Team Announced

It is our greatest pleasure to announce the Chairs’ Team of the 18th National Selection Conference of EYP CZ, led by Ms Bircan Kilci (TR). We are looking forward to welcoming them in Liberec in less than 3 months!

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1.12.2015
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Call for School Delegations

It is our pleasure to announce that the Call for School Delegations is officially open.

As you may know, due to a huge number of applications submitted by school delegations, the Preliminary Rounds are necessary in order to select the most successful applicants. These one-day Preliminary Rounds will take place in Brno on 22 January 2016 and in Prague from 23 to 25 January 2016. The session will take place in Liberec from 17 to 20 March 2016.

In order to apply and attend you need to:

  • Form a school delegation of 4 students
  • Send a filled-in application form before 18 December.
  • Write and send your essay before 8 January.

More information can be found in the application itself: http://bit.ly/1meZuxI
In case you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: nvk16@eyp.cz

1.12.2015
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History of Liberec

Have you been wondering what inspired us to come up with the session motto: “Memories of the past, key to the future”? Continue reading to find out more about the incredible events that shaped  Liberec throughout history.

Its history goes back to the 14th century when the trade with Germany and Poland was booming. As there are mountains in between, the merchants desperately needed a place to rest having crossed the border, hence the city was settled. Over the centuries it has become one of the main industrial centres in the Habsburg Empire. By the end of the 19th century, it has become the second largest city of Bohemia. These glorious times gave rise to a huge number of factories, as well as spectacular city architecture.

After World War I, Austria-Hungary fell apart, and Czechoslovakia was founded. From then on, Liberec would become a city typically inhabited by Germans in the recently established state. City development was impaired after the Great Depression, which led to unemployment and dissatisfaction of the population in general. As a consequence, Sudeten German Party led by Konrad Heinlein was founded. After the Munich Agreement in September 1938, the region of Sudetenland officially became a part of Nazi Germany. Terror broke out and led to a huge emigration wave of Czech and Jewish inhabitants. A prominent city synagogue was burnt down during the infamous Crystal Night.
After World War II, the Germans were forced to leave, and Liberec became a Czech city again. The expulsion of the Germans is still a very sensitive and controversial topic.

22.11.2015
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Application information for Delegates

Dear all

The following information applies especially to Czech high school students who wish to attend the National Selection Conference in Liberec in March 2016.

As you may know, due to a huge number of applications submitted by school delegations, the Preliminary rounds are necessary in order to select the most successful ones. These preliminary rounds will take place in the second half of January 2016 in Praha and Brno.

All you need to do if you want to participate is to:

  • form a school delegation of 4 members
  • sign up as soon as the registrations open!

The application process starts immediately after the Czech Forum Jihlava on 30 November. There is going to be a mandatory essay on a specific topic.
In case you have any questions, feel free to contact us: nvk16@eyp.cz

1.11.2015
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Head Organisers of 18th National Selection Conference of EYP Czech Republic

The session is going to be head-organised by Ms Natálie Dostálová and Mr Filip Jiroušek. They have been putting a lot of effort into the preparations. Wish them luck in making it the session of their dreams.
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1.11.2015
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18th National Selection Conference of EYP Czech Republic

Welcome to the official page of the 18th National Selection Conference of EYP Czech Republic. We are glad to inform you that the session will take place in the beautiful city of Liberec from 17 to 20 March 2016. More information coming soon, stay tuned!
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