Chairs Training

Over the weekend of 17. to 18. March, EYP Austria hosted its third chairs training in six months. The trainers this time were Masoumeh Moridian and Ulla Thamm. The 19 participants of the training came from Austria, the Czech Republic and Sweden.

Some parts of the training took place outside, thanks to the sunny weather in Vienna. The training had a heavy practical focus and gave everyone a chance to put their skills into practice, as well as to exchange precious knowledge about chairing.

We are looking forward to see the trainees chairing at EYP-sessions all over Europe.

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Anticipating Vienna 2012

After many Austrian EYP-ers enjoyed the EYP Days in Vienna, Graz, and Villach, EYP Austria is looking forward to Vienna 2012, the 13th National Conference. The call for schools and delegates is open until 18. February, and so is the call for members of the press team. A promising international chairs team has been selected and the final versions of the topics are being proofread and confirmed and will be published in a few days.

Meanwhile, the organisers are very busy with preparations for the session. We are also working hard on realising a session that is as green as possible. Transportation will play a big role before, during and after the session, and also our venues were chosen with the environment in mind.
Finally, we are especially happy to announce that the session is being supported by the Youth in Action program me.

EYP Day Villach 2012

This year‘s round of the Austrian EYP Days was concluded by yet another great session on Friday, the 3rd of February at the BG/BRG St. Martin in Villach. Around 40 delegates from Austria and Germany were introduced to EYP and the usual components of an EYP session. Together with their international chairs, presided by Franziska Maier (DE), the delegates moved from Teambuilding to Committee Work until they arrived at the General Assembly, where lively discussions about current political issues were engaged in.
Furthermore, the mayor of Villach, Helmut Manzenreiter, showed his enthusiasm for European topics and the EYP by holding a speech during the session‘s opening ceremony and answering political questions of the participants.
All these and many more memorable moments of this session were captured by the ORF and the session press team, which has composed a session paper.

Motivated by the success of the EYP days in Vienna, Graz and Villach the EYP Austria is eager to keep on giving young people from all over Europe more opportunities to participate in such events.

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EYP Day Graz 2012

On 27. January EYP officials came together in Graz for the EYP Day in Graz. Over 50 Delegates had their very first EYP experience and discussed interesting topics, such as criminal databases and the promotion of nuclear energy. The teambuilding and committee work were conducted by 10 chairpersons, presided over by Teresa Stadler (AT). The general assembly was refreshingly vivid and the results of the debates were gratifying.

After a brilliant EYP Day in Graz, we certainly hope to see everyone again at future EYP events!

PS.: We can’t wait for the EYP Day in Villach in a few days.

January/ February Jour Fixe

It’s time for the first Jour Fixe in the New Year: the January/February Jour Fixe!

When?
Monday, 18.30 CET, January 30th, 2012

Where?
Lassingleithnerplatz 2/3
1020 Wien
(ring the doorbell at „Europa Organisationen“ )

Why should I come?
Jours Fixes are an important part of EYP Austria – all members are invited to meet regularly to talk about what is happening within our organisation and the world of EYP. Naturally, as an EYP Event, the evening will also involve some socialising afterwards.

EYP Day Vienna, December 2011

The first EYP Day of the school year2011/2012 took place at St. Ursula School in Vienna on December 16th, 2011. More than 45 delegates met for the day to get a taste of the EYP experience. In six committees, they discussed solutions for relevant political topics, such as nuclear energy, the education of special needs children, or the Arab Spring.
With a chairs team consisting of Austrian, Hungarian, German, and Slovak chairs, the session was truly a European experience. It was presided by Sebastian Hosu, who kept the session upbeat with his legendary sense of humour.
During the General Assembly, the interesting discussions were held very passionately, proving that the delegates can meet the high standards expected at EYP sessions, and we hope to see them at the National Selection Conference in April!

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Extraordinary General Assembly (Außerordentliche Generalversammlung)

After the resignation of our Vice-President and National Coordinator an extraordinary general assembly was held to elect a successor. Mario Pacal and Fabian Sommer ran for the election of this position. In advance their applications were sent out to EYP Austria’s members and each of them had time to present their ideas and visions during the assembly on the 17th Decembre 2011.

As a result of the election the board of EYP Austria would like to welcome its newest member Fabian Sommer as Vice-President and National Coordinator.

Apart from the selection, the programe of the extraordinary general assembly covered a presentation of the EYP Austria’s hoodies, the premiere of the new posters, experiences from the HOs of the EYP Day Vienna, EYP on SKI and much more. Feel free to get the PDF version of the protocol from here.

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