Members Abroad – 11 April, 2023


Hannah Aichhorn will be representing EYP Austria as Editor at the  Ourense Regional Selection Conference 2023 in Portugal. We wish her a pleasant journey and a wonderful sunny time in southern Europe.

Emily Usner, President of EYP Austria, was present at the BNC Spring 2023 Meeting, 31 March to 2 April in Berlin, and shares her experiences and insights with you, so read along: 

“The BNC Meeting happens only twice a year and is a wonderful opportunity for Board members from all around Europe to come together and connect with each other. At this years Spring Meeting we had 32 out of 36 National Committees in attendance, which shows the importance of this event to the network. It was extremely interesting to listen to and participate in the discussions on the many different agenda points and get an insight into the viewpoints and workings of other NCs. In simple terms one can imagine it a lot like any other session GA, with people raising placards, making direct responses and voting on a variety of different policies, guidelines and working procedure or charter changes. Among other things we discussed Guidelines on Vehicular Safety based on a policy EYP Austria had co-submitted with EYP Belgium and the former EYP Estonia at the Fall 2022 BNC Meeting. Decisions were also made on the suspension of EYP Romania, new EYP Avatars as well as updates to the Policy on Evaluation and Feedback. 

Although I have been a member of the EYP network for many years at this point, this was a completely new and exciting opportunity for me and I am extremely happy that I was able to be a part of an event that is so essential to our network. It  shows how sophisticated yet accessible our governance structure is and that while it sometimes feels like we are all just individual members who doing the work to keep our NCs up and running we are in fact part of a much larger and far reaching organisation and support system.”