EYP Switzerland

02/03/2016
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Great News from Laax 2016

The  83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Laax GR has reached a crucial milestone: the official Green Light of the Governing Body of the EYP! Thereby the Governing Body acknowledges the advanced state of the organisation process as well as the healthy financial situation and definitely confirms that the Session will take place as planned in October 2016.

EYP Switzerland congratulates the Organisation Team for this big achievement that has been made possible through hard work during the past year. We are very much looking forward to seeing the organisation process develop further in the upcoming months leading to an unforgettable International Session in Laax!

15/02/2016
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New Board of EYP Switzerland Elected

At the Annual General Meeting last Saturday in Bern, the members of EYP Switzerland have elected the Board for 2016. The new Board consists of:

Anna Zellweger (President)
Seraina Petersen (Vice-President and National Session Support)
Mario Anderhub (National Coordination)
Moritz Bondeli (External Affairs)
Matthias Hodler (Communication)
Andong Hu (Finances & Membership)
Manon Schürch (National Events & Regional Structure)
Yannick Weber (International Coordination)

The auditors for 2016 are: Lukas Bock and Felix Kurer.

The newly elected Board of EYP Switzerland

The newly elected Board of EYP Switzerland

Nora Wilhelm, Delia Berner, Lars Kieni and Riccardo Passarella are leaving the Board. We thank them for their valuable contribution and wish them all the best for the future.

We wish the new Board the best of luck for the work and challenges of this upcoming year.

09/01/2016
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Call for Board Members

Our Annual General Meeting is approaching. This means that our members will soon elect a new Board for 2016 for our organisation.
For this reason EYP Switzerland is now CALLING FOR BOARD MEMBERS!
If you would like to run for a position in the Board, please fill out this form and send back until 10 Janury 2016.
Please find a list of tasks each portfolio entails here.
For any questions do not hesitate to approach Nora Wilhelm or the respective current Board Members. We are looking forward to the AGM!

04/01/2016
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Regional Sessions 2016: Call for Officials

We are happy to open the Call for Officials for our upcoming Regional Sessions. We are now looking for 2 Vice presidents, 7-8 Chairpersons and 1-2 Editor(s) for each of the four sessions. Please read our Call for Officials attentively and apply until 10 January 2016!
We are looking forward to receiving your application!

07/12/2015
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Regional Sessions 2016: Call for Delegates is open!

It is our greatest pleasure to officially open the Call for Delegates for the upcoming Regional Sessions of EYP Switzerland!

The Sessions will take place in Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich in March and April 2016. For the first time, the Call is now open to every secondary school student in Switzerland (Gymnasium, Kantonsschule, Sekundarschule, Berufsschule, …)! Please find further information as well as the application form here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our National Coordinator Anna Zellweger at anna.zellweger[at]eyp.ch.

The deadline to sign up is on 13 December 2015

16/10/2015
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Call for Organisers for the upcoming Sessions

We are glad to officially open the Call for Organisers for the upcoming Sessions, namely:

  • the National Selection Conference, taking place in autumn 2016 in Geneva
  • the Regional Sessions taking place in spring 2016 in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, and Zurich.

Everybody is welcome to apply by the 21st October 2o15 using this form.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

26/09/2015
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Outlook after the NSC in Bern

The National Selection Conference in Bern has come to its end. Interesting debates took place, friendships have been formed, and it is safe to say that every participant profited from the session in one way or another. We would like to thank everybody who made this event come into reality: The Organisers’ Team, the Officials’ Team, sponsors, patrons, teachers, and of course the delegates.

If you wish to stay involved after the session, we are happy to present you the next opportunities to do so. Having participated at one of our sessions as delegate gives you the priviledge of being a member of EYP Switzerland in the respective year. This means that it is free for you to attend our further events in this year (e.g. trainings or social gatherings).

Also, we have some open calls which allow you to continue your involvement. Namely, there is an open Call for delegates. You can apply for the AYSOR International Forum in Armenia and the Francophone Regional Session of EYP Ukraine here. The deadlines are on the 27th September and the 1st October respectively.

 

03/09/2015
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Bern 2015 is officially open

Yesterday, the Opening Ceremony of Bern2015, the 19th National Selection Conference of EYP Switzerland, took place. EYP Switzerland was honoured to welcome remarkable guest speakers: Adolf Muschg, contemporary Swiss writer, shared his thaughts about the past and the present of Europe with the participants. Furthermore, we were warmly adressed by Reto Nause, city councillor of Bern, and André Lorenzetti welcomed us on behalf of the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld.

The 180 participants will now debate current topics around the theme “Europe in a globalizing world” during the next days. All resolutions will be debated on at the General Assembly on Saturday and Sunday. This part of the session is public. This means that friends and relatives of EYPers, as well as everybody who is interested in our organisation, is warmly invited to join us. Please find all necessary information here. We are looking forward to seeing you!

20/04/2015
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Results of the EGM

On Sunday, 19th of April, our alumni met in Aarau for an Extraordinary General Meeting and for an Easter Brunch. As the past Board Member on Finances and Membership, Mohamed Atiek, is leaving us, we are happy to announce that Riccardo Passarella has been elected to take over this mandate. We sincerely thank Mohamed for his hard work and dedication to EYP Switzerland in its development. We would also like to seize this opportunity to welcome Riccardo to the Board of EYP Switzerland and we wish him all the best with his new mandate.

Following the EGM, our Easter Brunch took place. We were delighted to witness many happy faces and welcoming both new and more experienced members. Furthermore, we were able to distribute the first official hoodies of EYP Switzerland.

We are looking forward to once again seeing our members at our next upcoming events, such as the Summer Event and finally, the National Selection Conference which will take place in Bern this September.

02/03/2015
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A new board has been elected!

It is our great pleasure to announce that the members of EYP Switzerland have elected a new board at our Annual General Meeting. The new board looks as follows:

President: Nora Wilhelm
Vice-President and International Coordination: Delia Berner
Communication: Lars Kieni
External Affairs: Yannick Weber
Finances and Membership: Mohamed Atiek
National Coordination: Anna Zellweger
National Events and Regional Structure: Manon Schürch
National Selection Conference Support: Seraina Petersen

Also, a new team of Auditors has been elected. It consists of Lukas Bock and Felix Kurer.

The new board has already come together in Geneva and worked on their vision for EYP Switzerland for 2015. We are looking forward to working in this formation for this year!