EYP Switzerland

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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!

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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.

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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!


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Preparing the Annual General Meeting

With our Annual General Meeting (AGM) only a few days ahead, we kindly ask our members to have a look at the agenda and the Manifestos of the people who decided to run for Board Membership. You can find all relevant files here.

The AGM takes place on the 15th February 2015 on 15:00 at the MZA Teuchelweiher, Theorieraum 0109, Zeughausstrasse 65-69, 8400 Winterthur. We kindly ask all attendants to be on time and are looking forward to seeing you!

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Annual General Meeting and Chairs’ Training 2015

EYP Switzerland is happy to invite its members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the Chairs’ Training. Both events will take place on the weekend of the 14th and 15th February 2015 in Winterthur.

The Chairs’ Training will take place on Saturday and Sunday and is led by Christian Macht (DE). He is a very experienced EYPer and will preside the Austrian National Selection Conference in Vienna this spring. We are glad that he will share his knowledge with our Alumni.

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 15th February 2015, at 15:00, in Winterthur. The address is MZA Teuchelweiher, Theoriesaal 0901 , Zeughausstrasse 65-69, 8400 Winterthur. Please have a look at the provisional agenda.

The sign up form for both events can be found here. In case of questions, please feel free to contact Lukas Bock.

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EYP Switzerland to host the 83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament!

We are very proud to announce that the 83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament will take place in Laax (GR) in autumn 2016 and is being head-organised by our president, Nora Wilhelm! The bid was accepted by the Governing Body of EYP last week. If you want to learn more about Laax 2016, stay tuned: the Call for Organisers and the Session’s Facebook page will be published soon!

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Regional Sessions 2015: Call for Delegates

With great pleasure we announce the dates of the upcoming Regional Sessions and open the Call for Delegates! For the first time, our RSs will last two days. They will take place in February and March 2015 all over Switzerland:

Berne: Thursday, 26. – Friday, 27. February 2015
Basel: Saturday, 7. – Sunday, 8. March 2015
Geneva: Friday, 13. – Saturday, 14. March 2015
Zurich: Saturday, 21. – Sunday, 22. March 2015

People who are interested in getting involved in EYP and have never attended a session before are recommended to sign up as Delegates until the 17. January 2015. The registration and much more information can be found here.
Please also note that from this year on, having participated in a Regional Session will be a requirement in order to attend the National Selection Conference as a Delegate. However, teachers are not expected to be present all the time.

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Alumni Weekend in Sörenberg

Alumni WeekendThis weekend, our Alumni Weekend takes place in the lovely mountain village of Sörenberg LU. While the delegates of the National Selection Conference Fribourg 2014 learned about EYP Journalism, attending sessions abroad and how European institutions work, our more experienced members were given an insight into chairing and layouting and could give their input to the vision on our organisation. We thank everybody for their contribution and look forward to seeing you again at one of our upcoming events.

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Two new Board Members elected at our EGM

Now that Fribourg 2014 has come to an end, it is time to return to daily business. During the session we held an Extraordinary General Meeting to elect two new members of the board. The assembly unanimously elected Mohamed Atiek and Lars Kieni as new members of the board. While Mohamed will be the new treasurer of EYP Switzerland and take care of membership, Lars will take over the communication portfolio. We wish them all the best in their new positions.

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EYP Switzerland with a brand new Podio sponsorship

EYP Switzerland is very pleased to have been granted a Podio sponsorship, enabling us to use the intranet platform that facilitates the work and communication of our organisation for free!

The Board of EYP Switzerland has started working with Podio earlier this year, setting up different apps and folders for every department to make cooperation and coordination among the Board Members a lot smoother.

The benefits of working on Podio for Board Members that live all over Switzerland are clear. Amongst others, the digital calendar allows us to have an overview about everyone’s availabilities, thanks to the comment section we can discuss ideas and problems, with the voting function decisions can be taken and thanks to the tasks list everyone has an overview of what still needs to be done.

We believe that Podio is a great platform for companies and similar organisations to facilitate their communication and work in an individual way! For further information about Podio and on how you can potentially get sponsored, follow this link: https://company.podio.com/ln/podio-sponsorship

Fore more information about Podio check out www.podio.com