19th January, 2014
Thank you to all members of EYP Switzerland who submitted their manifestos to run for the board 2014-2015. The full agenda, including candidate manifestos, is now available at http://eyp.ch/downloads/AGM2014/EYP_Switzerland_AGM_2014_final.zip. With so many excellent candidates, your attendance naturally is much welcomed.
The Annual General Meeting 2014 will take place on 25 January, 2014 at 14:00 at: MZA, Teuchelweiher, Filmsaal, Zeughausstrasse 65-69, 8400 Winterthur. Please sign up until 23 January using this form. Also consider signing up to the Chairs’ Training taking place on the same weekend with the fantastic Harm van Leeuwen (NL).
10th January, 2014
EYP Switzerland is launching the call for chairpersons and vice-presidents for the four one-day regional sessions 2014. We are looking for 8-10 chairpersons and 2 Vice-Presidents at each of the four sessions taking place in Bern, Basel, Zurich and Geneva.
Alumni of EYP – both from Switzerland and abroad – are invited to apply as a chairperson and if wished also as a vice-president using this form until 30 January 2014. We would like to actively encourage also first-time chairpersons to apply for this position.
Not an alumni of EYP yet, but you would want to become one? If you want to take part in the Regional Sessions as a delegate, please sign up your delegation (4–6 students from your high school) using this form until 31 January. More information on the Regional Sessions can be found here.
25th December, 2013
EYP Switzerland invites all its members to the Annual General Meeting 2014. During the AGM, all members of EYP Switzerland have the chance to elect the new Board, adopt the annual budget and ask the board on its work in 2013.
The Annual General Meeting 2014 will take place on 25 January, 2014 at 14:00 at: MZA, Teuchelweiher, Filmsaal, Zeughausstrasse 65-69, 8400 Winterthur. Please take a look at the agenda of the meeting and sign up until 23 January using this form.
Do you want to be part of a new generation of EYP Switzerland and join the board of our association for 2014? Please submit your candidate manifesto using this form no later than 16 January, 2014 via e-mail to Ueli. Candidates may indicate a first and second position.
10th December, 2013
After evaluating the two excellent bids received, the board is thrilled to announce that the 18th National Selection Conference of EYP Switzerland will take place in Fribourg. The bid submitted by Head Organisers Matthieu Loup and Riccardo Passarella showed their experience, competence and enthusiasm for bringing EYP Switzerland’s largest event of 2014 back to Fribourg.
Read more here or on like Fribourg 2014 on Facebook.
8th December, 2013
This Spring, EYP Switzerland is proud to host its third round of Regional Sessions. We are now holding an open call for Organisers to join the Head Organisers in making these four Regional Sessions as good as last year’s. Helping to organise a Regional Session is a great way to foster EYP in your own area.
The regional sessions will take place in four Swiss cities during February and March 2014. Organising at one of them will require attendance at 2-3 meetings before the session. Whilst a very pleasant way to try out orgnaising and gain first experiences in it, joining the organising team will be a fairly small task.
Together with the head organisers, you will be in charge of organising one of our one-day regional sessions in Basel, Bern, Geneva or Zurich, involving various tasks such as communication with participants, inviting patrons, organising and preparing venues for the session. The exact task distribution will be decided on within the definite organising teams according to the head organisers.
We encourage you to apply for this position and to hence help the head orgnisers and EYP Switzerland to make the EYP experience accessible to more students from all over Switzerland.
We encourage all members of EYP Switzerland to apply as an organiser filling in this form until 22 December 2013.
Further information including provisional dates can be found in the Call for Organisers.
9th November, 2013
Have you ever dreamed of organising an EYP session of your own? Choose where delegates have their debates, what they eat or to what the party theme will be? As every year, EYP Switzerland is giving you the chance to do exactly that. The call for bids to host the National Selection Conference 2014 is now out. Please submit your bids to email@example.com no later than 17 November 2013.
What to include in your bid
— Your vision for the session: what kind of session would you like to organise?
— What is your focus? How do you want to brand the session with your own personal mark?
— Connected to that, your ideas for a session theme – maybe even potential patrons connected to that
— Concrete ideas about venues and logistics
— A provisional budget: how much money roughly would it cost to put on this session?
— A rough fundraising plan: which local businesses might you contact, for example?
— A core team of interested people who would like to organise the session
Once the call has closed, the board will evaluate all bids and then give the mandate to organise the National Selection Conference 2014. We are very much looking forward to your ideas and your bids.
24th October, 2013
The call for applications for the new departments of EYP Switzerland is out!
If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the National Committee with your ideas and talents, this is the perfect opportunity. Find more information and the detailed descriptions of the available positions in the call. If you are interested please apply until 3 November 2013.
Don’t miss your chance to shape EYP Switzerland – We look forward to your applications!
25th September, 2013
Would you like to go on with EYP on an international level? Have you been selected in Romanshorn to attend an EYP session abroad and hence need to take part in a mandatory preparation day? Do you want to know how EYP works, what kinds of sessions there are and how you can apply to them? Have you lost contact with EYP and need help to get started again? Would you like to know how to write the perfect application for an EYP session?
If you can answer at least one of the above questions with Yes, we would like to invite you to EYP Switzerland’s Going Abroad and IS Preparation Trainings, taking place on Sunday, 20th of October in Bern.
10th August, 2013
Zurich 2013, the 73rd International Session of the EYP, was an enriching experience for all its participants and thus a resounding success for the entire organisation. Under the guidance of session president Kerstin Mathias (DE= and her Chairs team, the Delegates reached new levels of academic preparation and held intense debates. The Media team led by Luca Olumets (EE) and Franziska Maier (DE) reported on the events of the session in 5 high-quality magazines and 3 videos (their work can be found here). The Organisers team led by Philip Aiolfi (CH) and Felix Kurer (CH) showed extraordinary commitment and provided for a smoothly run session.
Luckily, an 10-day International Session with 300 young participants from all over Europe does not go unnoticed in national and regional media – a compilation of newspaper articles, radio reports and TV coverage can be found below:
SRF Tagesschau, 27th of July 2013
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 22nd of July 2013
Radio SRF 1, 23rd of July 2012 (Regionaljournal Zürich)
Aargauer Zeitung, 31st of July 2013
22nd July, 2013
The 73rd International Session of the EYP was officially opened this Monday in Zurich in presence of European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and Government Councillor Regine Aeppli.
The European Youth Parliament was graced with the opportunity to open its 73rd International Session in presence of Androulla Vassiliou European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. In her address she urged for the fight against youth unemployment to become the “first priority in Europe of today”. She thanked the participants for in the discussion about the future of their continent: “The nature and future of the European integration is a debate everyone should participate in.” The venue for Commissioner Vassiliou’s address could have not been more appropriate: The session was officially opened in the same auditorium where Sir Winston Churchill addressed the youth in 1946 with his famous dictum “And I say to you: let Europe arise”.
Gouverment Councillor Regine Aeppli, education minister of the Canton of Zurich, urged the participants not to lose their commitment to their political desires if the wheels of politics turn slowly. Gouvernment Councillor Benedikt Würth from St Gallen addressed the participants in his role as head of the ch Foundation which implements the Youth in Action programme in Switzerland. After the session, the 300 participant started Committee Work and took on Committee Work.
European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and the board of the session at the Opening Ceremony of Zurich 2013