Surfrider Eurocean’s Youth

Surfrider Foundation Europe is launching a Call for the Ocean to create a network of European Ambassadors of the maritime world and will recruit 120 young Europeans from all EU Member States. In this network, ambassadors will work on two topics: shipping and jobs related to the sea. You will develop and carry a vision of the future’s maritime world during high ranking events in 2022 (UN Conference, World Ocean Day, Ocean Decade Activity in the framework of the Ocean Decade launched by UNESCO…).

Find out more and apply here until 30 September.

ASEF Summer University on Sustainable Cities

The 23rd ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU23) of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is a virtual, collaborative, interdisciplinary hackathon journey. Through the theme “Liveable Cities for a Sustainable Future” the programme will give youth training, knowledge and the opportunity to design concrete solutions for real-life challenges. Focusing on SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Habitats, the programme includes two phases: 

  1. Knowledge Building Phase: 11 – 29 October 2021
  2. Hackathon: 4 – 15 November 2021

The call for participants is now open to young professionals and students aged 18-30 from 51 ASEM countries, including Austria. More information and the application form can be found here. The application deadline is 29 September.

Global Climate Strike | 24 September

With the latest IPCC report again demonstrating the dramatic human influences on our climate, we want to encourage our members to stand up for our planet and our future. Therefore we hope that you will be part of the global climate strike this Friday, 24 September!

In Austria, Fridays for Future is organising protests in:

  • Vienna – 12:00 Praterstern
  • Graz – 12:00 Grießplatz
  • Linz – 14:00 Hauptbahnhof
  • Salzburg – 15:00 Hauptbahnhof
  • St. Pölten – 12:30 Bahnhofplatz
  • Bregenz – 10:30 Hauptbahnhof
  • Steyr – 16:00 Schlosspark
  • Kufstein – TBA
  • Kirchdorf an der Krems – 12:00 Rathausplatz

In Innsbruck, there will not be a protest, but an Open Picnic hosted by Fridays for Future (16:00 Rapoldipark) for anyone interested.

We’re happy to have L Zöhrer (elke.zoehrer@eyp.at) as the EYP Austria contact person for the protest in Graz, starting at 12:00 at GrießplatzHannah Aichhorn (hannah.aichhorn@eyp.at) will be the contact person for the protest in Vienna, starting at 12:00 at Praterstern. If you intend to join either of them, please fill out our Google Form!

To make it as easy as possible for our members to participate, we are still trying to find contact persons going to the other strikes so that people can link up and don’t have to go there alone. If you’re interested, please reach out to me (Philipp Leindl | philipp.leindl@eyp.at | +43 6645229286) – it would be greatly appreciated!

Call for Members Weekend Trainers

We are excited to hereby open the call for Trainers for this year’s Members Weekend, taking place from 15 to 17 October in Vienna!

EYP Austria’s Members Weekend 2021 will be our most important training event of the academic year, bringing together members from all generations for a weekend of training and socialising. Now we are looking for motivated individuals to take charge of putting together an unforgettable weekend for our members together with the Head-Trainer Christopher Nölte.

Find the official call and application document here. You can apply until this Sunday, 26 September 2021, 23:59 CEST.

We’re looking forward to your applications!

Digital Socialising: EYP Austria is back in session! | 26 September

Join us at this term’s first online socialising, where you will have the chance to see old friends again and make new acquaintances alike. At this event hosted by member Natalie Mullaeva, we will be playing some casual games together as well as chatting about upcoming opportunities in EYP Austria. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! 

This event will be held online via Zoom on 26 September at 19:00 CEST; the link to the meeting will be posted on EYP Austria’s social media channels prior to the event. If you intend to participate, we would appreciate you filling out our Google Form.

EYP goes EU policy making | 27 September

We are happy to share a cool opportunity provided by a fellow EYPer:

Hi there, thank you for your interest! My name is Ricarda and I am organising this Zoom Discussion. 

Having been active in EYP for years now I thought I could combine my new profession with the youth organisation I love. I am currently working for an Austrian Member of European Parliament, Thomas Waitz, from the Greens/EFA who is a rapporteur on a file called Climate and Defence (short: CLIMDEF). Before handing in his report he wants to have meetings with experts from all kinds of backgrounds and also mentioned he wants to consult the youth since it is us who will have to live with the consequences and climate change as a security threat. This is where you come into play – you have been an active citizen thus far through EYP and I am sure you can bring a lot to the table!

So here is your official invite to actively shape EU policy, have a say in the report and discuss with an MEP!

The discussion will take place via Zoom, on Monday, 27 September, at 17:00 CEST. Please register through this form until 24 September so I can send you the Zoom details as well as the unpublished report. Please do not leak it and handle it with care.

State of the Union | 15 September

In September each year, the President of the European Commission delivers the State of the Union address to the Parliament. The address takes stock of the achievements of the past year and presents the priorities for the year ahead.

The President also sets out how the Commission will address the most pressing challenges the European Union faces and ideas for shaping the future of the EU.

Follow it live to figure out how the EU is doing and where it’s heading today, at 9:00 CEST!