News

General Assembly 2012 – new board elected

Thank you to all our members who came yesterday to the General Assembly to elect the new board. A particular welcome to our two new board members, Cecilia and Lukas. The members of EYP Switzerland elected the following board for 2012: Ueli Staeger - President Sophie Hall - Vice President, National Coordination Cecilia Mihaljek - National Coordination Support Konrad Staeger - Communication Delia Berner - External Affairs Lukas Bock - National Events Dominic Degen - National Conferences Filip Winzap - Finances & Membership We look forward to another year with you all!
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General Assembly 2012 and Chairs Training

On Saturday, February 18th EYP Switzerland will hold its annual General Assembly, one of our most important events. We warmly invite our members to join us for GA in Zurich on Saturday, 18 February 2012, where we will look back on 2011, elect new board members and also present our strategy for 2012. The Head Organisers of the Zurich International Session 2013 will also be present some updates about the project. Meeting point: Saturday, February 18th, 2012, 2:45 pm at Zürich HB On the same weekend, we will also organise a Chairs Training (for more information, see here), where Schima Labitsch (AT) will share her experience with the participants and prepare them for their next chairing experience. You may sign up using this form to take part in the training.…
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Participate as a delegate at our Regional Sessions 2012

Are you ready to enter the world of the European Youth Parliament (EYP)? All students from Swiss high schools are invited to participate in one of our four Regional Sessions. At the one-day event, you'll discuss the urgent political questions Europe is dealing with right now - and you'll meet new people from your region. The discussions are held in English, and you'll be helped by experienced alumni of the EYP. Check out our website for the Regional Sessions 2012 now - the deadline for delegation registrations is the 31st of January 2012.
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Your wishes for 2012

With the year 2011 drawing towards an end, we want to know how you think EYP Switzerland should change next year. Submit your (realistic!) wish until the 4th of January 2012. The best idea that we implement wins a prize - check the special page for details: www.eyp.ch/wishesfor2012
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We are looking for 40 Chairs – apply now to take part in our Regional Sessions

For the first time, we will organise Regional Sessions next year - but not without your participation. We invite Swiss alumni, also those with no prior chairing experience,  to apply as a Chairperson to our one-day events  which will take place next March and April in four different Swiss cities - Geneva, Basel, Bern and St. Gallen. We warmly encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to give chairing a first try or to further improve your chairing skills during our Regional Sessions. Please apply until Friday, 16 December 2011 - you can find all details in the Call for Chairpersons. The application form and detailed information about the Regional Sessions are available on the website of the Regional Sessions. We would be very happy to see you…
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Grasp the opportunity and become an Organiser of Zürich 2013

The Head Organisers of Zürich 2013, Philip Aiolfi and Felix Kurer, as well as the board of EYP Switzerland warmly encourage you to become an Organiser of Zürich 2013. During all of your (and our) time in EYP, there will probably be only one International Session taking place in our own country, and we would be more than happy to share this session with you. We'd love to work together with you in order to make the Swiss IS of summer 2013 one that we can back look on with a feeling of pride and accomplishment. If you share this vision and wish to be part of our team, make sure to apply as an Organiser until 14 December 2011. The actual session will take place from 17 - 28…
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Looking back on 2011 – and looking forward to Aarau

Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Dinner yesterday in Bern. With a successful National Selection conference in Ticino behind us and with the Regional Sessions 2012 and the International Session 2013 in Zürich ahead, we had every reason to celebrate. Of course there will be a National Conference taking place in Aarau in 2012 - congratulations to the Head Organisers Seraina Petersen and Anaïs Franck, and their team too!
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Zürich 2013 – Switzerland to host the 73rd International Session of the EYP

We are thrilled to announce that EYP Switzerland will host the 2013 Summer Session of the European Youth Parliament. Some 300 participants from all 36 member countries of the EYP will meet in Zürich. EYP Switzerland thanks EYP SF and the Governing Body for their trust and enthusiasm for our session bid. The session Head Organisers Philip Aiolfi and Felix Kurer are now starting to assemble the organisers team - Swiss EYPers, expect to hear from us soon!
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