Invitation: EYP Summer Event 2011

EYP Austria members will gather at Ossiacher See in Carinthia from 1. to 3. July this summer. Three days of socialising will bring together experienced EYP-ers with our newest members. We‘ll be staying in caravans enjoying the Carinthian sun and having fun the typical EYP-Austrian way.

The registration deadline is on 16. June, so if you still got no plans for this summer weekend, register now
(Download the registration form, fill it out and send it to summerevent@eypaustria.org by June 16. 2011)

Visit the Facebook-Event.


First European Youth Poll

European Youth Polls is a new international project by the EYP. The Polls are opinion surveys on current European topics aimed at European youth. In addition to our events, the European Youth Polls provide another way to give young people a voice. The results are published through press releases in several countries.

The first European Youth Poll was held during the last four days. 1388 EYPers from all over Europe have taken the Poll! Topic of the first poll was the European Debt Crisis. The results are quite interesting; see the press release, respectively the full results, for details. Read more

Participants of the Jour Fixe in Vienna, May 27. 2010

May Jour Fixe

For another Jour Fixe, on the 27. May in Vienna, EYP Austria gathered in a meeting, which provided new encounters, an amusing atmosphere, and plans for the future of the EYP agenda. Around 40 EYP-ers came to the Jour Fixe, which makes it best the best attended until now.

After some ‘warm-up’ games, the meeting started with a review of past activities from delegates, organisers and other respective officials of these events talked about the sessions.
Looking into the future, the EYP Summer Event, which will take place from 1. to 3. of July at the Ossiacher See in Carinthia was presented.
Later, the group started to discuss ongoing projects in three workshops discussing EYP in general, future EYP events, EYP regional committees and internal affairs.
After this highly-productive phase, the meeting came to its end with a plans for a promising future.
Afterwards, attendees went to a pleasant Heuriger, enjoying the food, the wine and the conversation.

Participants of the Jour Fixe in Vienna, May 27. 2010

Jour Fixe, Vienna, May 27. 2010

6. Istanbul Youth Forum

The 6th Istanbul Youth forum was held between May 16-22, 2011. Following the great success of the previous events and with a revised and an extended session programme, EYP Turkey aimed for an event with even higher standards.
With the cultural diversity of Istanbul at the background, around 125 delegates from over 15 European countries will come together to participate in a seven-day packed programme, including the basic EYP elements, as well as numerous social events.

Austria was represented by a delegation of five, as well as one chairperson and a journalist at the session. Indeed, the session managed to live up to the high-set standards – congratulations!

Worth a read: the ↓ Resolution Booklet of the 6th Istanbul Youth Forum

12th National Conference in Vienna

Like last year, the National Conference in cooperation with the Young European Federalists took place in Vienna. With 100 delegates from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finnland and Croatia, it was one of the biggest sessions of the Austrian EYP.

Under the Motto ‘Heroes of everyday life’ we not only saw heroic costumes in one of the evening events, but also heroic progress at team-building and committee work. During the traditional Austrian-Village regional specialities could be enjoyed together with interesting details about the according respective regions. Afterwards, every committee presented themselves in a short and entertaining sketch about their topic, which aroused the other participants’ curiousity.
In only four days, the EYP-newbies became true experts, which they proved during the General Assembly on monday. Another highlight was the the evening at the Estergazy-Keller, which was an especially interesting experience for our international participants.

The coordination of the event went well, thanks to the short distances between venues as well as the good preparation by the organising-team. Also, the mainly positive feedback from the participants hints that this session was a full success.


Photo from the General Assembly. (Find more photos on the official Facebook Page of the Session)

Looking For Schools: Youthparliament @ School

Have you heard of EYP and never made it to a session? OR are you interested in politics and like debating about pan-European issues?

Or are you a teacher and willing to give your students the opportunity to get to know EYP?

“Youthparliament @ School” is an event organised by EYP Austria to give new schools the possibility to participate in an EYP event. From the 23rd to 25th of March 2011 EYP Officials will travel from Vienna to Graz and to Linz to hold three one-day EYP sessions in a school in each city. Participants from other schools of this city are very welcomed to attend the event and get in touch with EYP.

Interested? Contact the Heard-Organisers via schooldays@eypaustria.org and you will get more information on how to participate.

December Agenda

After a successful autumn assembly in Graz, EYP-ers were kept wondering about what happens next. Snow has fallen all over Austria and many other things settled in the past couple of days. Details shall be provided at our Christmas Jour Fixe. Also under the christmas tree for Austrian EYP-ers is a chairs’ training. Participants will learn about team-building, managing discussions and handling several other aspects of group and committee work.

We invite you to join us at the Christmas Jour Fixe

Date: 12th December
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Place: JEF headquarters; Lassingleithnerplatz 2/3, Vienna

Everybody who is involved interested in or curious about EYP Austria is more than welcome to the Christmas Jour Fixe!

RSVP to the Christmas Jour Fixe on Facebook 😉