EYP turns 25 – Alumni Travel Grants launched

EYP Switzerland has a special present for its members: As of now, financial support up to CHF 80.- will be provided to those of our members who are attending sessions abroad as officials with our Alumni Travel Grants. How exactly does it work? You are eligible for up to CHF 80.- of reimbursement for your travel costs for one trip a year so long as no-one else (e.g. your school or the foreign National Committee or Organisers’ Team) is reimbursing you. If you would like to apply for the travel grant, fill in the reimbursement form and send the receipt for…
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IS Zurich 2013: Second Call for Organisers

The preparations for the 73rd International Session of the EYP in beautiful Zurich are well under way. The organisers' team is now looking for committed and driven people to join their team. How about being part of a unique project? The second call for organisers is now open until the 10th of October. The Head Organisers Felix Kurer and Philip Aiolfi will happily answer your questions if you write them via info@iszurich2013.ch. Download the application form here.
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European Youth Poll: Gay Rights

Do you think same-sex couples should be able to get married? Have your say on gay rights now and make your voice heard - by taking part in the current European Youth Poll on Gay Rights. It only takes three minutes to participate. As always, results will be spread to European politicians and the media.
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Aarau 2012 successfully closed

  Aarau 2012 was a success for delegates, officials, and organisers alike. EYP Switzerland thanks the Head Organisers Anaïs Franck and Seraina Petersen and their organising team for the dedication and professionalism they put into the smooth running of the session, as well as the Alte Kantonsschule Aarau for their unparalleled support. We also thank the officials team under the leadership of session president Kerstin Mathias for providing the delegates with a unique experience. Most of all, we would like to thank the delegates for their engaging debates and discussions. During five intensive days of teambuilding, committee work and General Assembly,…
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Aarau 2012 officially opened

  The 16th National Selection Conference of EYP Switzerland was officially opened today at the Alte Kantonsschule Aarau. The participants had the pleasure of welcoming Mrs. Pascale Bruderer Wyss, Councillor of State and patron of the session, as a guest speaker to their Opening Ceremony. "I like EYP for three reasons. Firstly it is by young people for young people, secondly it is based on the work of volunteers, and, finally: young people are so talented at debating", said Mrs. Bruderer Wyss. She pointed out that direct democracy is based on an informed electorate – a goal which the EYP can…
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Alumni event at the NSC Aarau 2012

Not attending Aarau 2012 as Officials but you still do not want to miss out on the session? Join us for our Alumni reunion at the NSC in Aarau! We will meet on Saturday, September 1st at 4pm at the train station in Aarau. After a visit to the first part of General Assembly, we will go for dinner and join the rest of the participants for a party with the theme "nerds" at Aarau's famous KiFF club. The city of a fairly successful nerd, Albert Einstein, should be inspiration enough for a brilliant costume. Sign up here on Facebook…
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European Youth Poll: The Way out of the Debt Crisis

Austerity, eurobonds, growth stimulation- what is the way out the European debt crisis according to you? You can make your voice heard by taking part in the current European Youth Poll: The Way out of the Debt Crisis.  The survey is available in English, as well as in German and French. Share the link and spread the word amongst your friends!
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Official’s team for Aarau 2012 selected

We're very pleased to announce the officials' team joining session president Kerstin Mathias (DE) for Aarau 2012 - 16th National Session of EYP Switzerland: Chairs' team Mark Brakel (NL) - Vice-President Sophie Scannell (IE) - Vice-President Boaz Manger (NL) Zuzana Holakovskà (CZ) Theodor Hall (CH) Oona Kiiskinen (FI) Rónán O'Connor (IE) Emilie Tilstam (SE) Harm van Leeuwen (NL) Maximilian Kiehn (DE) Faustine Bidaud (FR) Veronika Drzkova (CZ) Press team Karlis Caune (LV) - Editor Giada Benfatto (IT) - Editor Sebastian Gerbeth (DE) - Video Editor Willem Koelewijn (NL) Bernet Meijer (NL) Dean Connolly (UK) Sorcha Forster (IE) Louis Wouters (BE)…
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Call for officials applications now open!

EYP Switzerland is delighted to launch the call for officials for our 16th National Selection Conference, Aarau 2012. The session will be presided by Kerstin Mathias (DE) and officials are expected to stay from the 28th of August til the 2nd of September. We're now open to applications for Vice-Presidents, Chairs, Editors and Journalists. More details about the session can be found in both the attatched call and under www.eyp.ch/aarau2012. The application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is 23.59 CET on the 14th of May.  
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Aarau 2012 – National Selection Conference

Students from all over Switzerland are invited to participate in our upcoming National Selection Conference in Aarau. From the 29th of August to the 2nd of September 2012, some 150 participants will gather to discuss European issues under the umbrella theme Networks – weaving the fabric of society. Schools are invited to sign up until the 14th of May 2012. We are thrilled to announce that Ms Kerstin Mathias (DE), an experienced alumna and President of EYP Germany, will preside Aarau 2012. The call for Officials will follow later this month. More information can be found on the session website:…
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