We stand for … ! Europe’s youth in de CoFoE, what’s next? | 28 January

As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) launched the Stand for Something campaign, which combined a large-scale online survey and street actions to get the voices and ideas of young people heard. The campaign was active across the continent with 22 activists from 17 countries and continues to advocate the positions of young people at all political levels.

In cooperation with the European Parliament and with the support of the Federal Youth Representation (Bundesjugendvertretung), the campaign results will be presented on Friday, 28 January, from 14:30 to 16:30. Pupils, students and young people are invited to discuss the findings together with Austrian MEPs.

Afterwards, we want to go further and debate what should happen after the Conference: How can we ensure that the ideas that have been expressed are actually pursued? What are the expectations of young people? What do the MEPs expect?

You can register for the online event here. Be there!

Call for Session Officials

We are currently calling for Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members for our upcoming sessions! Here’s a short overview of the sessions and positions you can apply to:

  • Regional Session Linz (18 to 20 March): Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members
  • National Session Vienna (29 April to 2 May): Vice-Presidents

Find the official call and application documents on our website. You can apply for all positions until this Sunday, 23 January, 23:59 CET.

Regional Session Graz Update & Delegate Call

We want to let our members know that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Board of EYP Austria and the Head-Organisers have decided to conduct the Regional Session Graz as an online event on the original dates (11 to 13 February).

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all Head-Organisers for the truly impressive and commendable work and commitment they have put into their sessions so far and are happy to continue working with L Zöhrer and Marcel Kranixfeld on a now changed project, as well as Anna Windisch on the Regional Session Linz, which is continuing as planned!

The Delegate Call for Graz has also been reopened until 4 February, while the Call for Linz remains open until 18 February. If you are interested in participating in events that will allow you to debate issues on a European level with other committed youths, make sure to apply!

National Safe Person

As we are going through all incumbents of unelected positions of EYP Austria, we would also like to use this chance to re-introduce EYP Austria’s National Safe Person Schila Labitsch (schila.labitsch@eyp.at).

As the EYP, we are determined to ensure our organisation constantly improves as a safe and welcoming environment for all! In this spirit, all 40 NCs in the network have for a while now put in place a robust system and policy to ensure the welfare of all those who step in our events. 

Schila has been in EYP for 5 years, and currently serves as an independent point person who you can get in touch with if you experience any incident that you feel impacted your welfare in EYP, or if you would like to know more about existing policies and resources. 

Additionally, our multi-day events always have Event Safe Persons, and you can also decide to submit a complaint about harmful behaviour at safe@eyp.org, which will be dealt with as confidentially as possible. 

Feel free to email or message Schila if you have further questions!

EYP on Ski 2022 – Call for Participants | 4–6 March

In between the two upcoming Regional Sessions, the most legendary socialising of EYP Austria will take place again: “EYP on Ski” is finally back, organised by Lukas Burnar, Tamina Huber and Matthias Schwertner! 

Facts and Figures:

  • Date: 4–6 March 2022
  • Place: Skigebiet Präbichl / Almdorf Präbichl
  • Costs: 90€ for accommodation and food (Halbpension) – excluding lift ticket and transportation
  • Activities: skiing, Hüttengaudi, winter fun and a lot of partying

Unfortunately, the number of attendants is limited to 12 by our accommodation – we are looking forward to your application for one of the spots, which you can send in until this Sunday, 16 January, 23:59 CET!

Call for Session Officials

We are excited to open our calls for Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members for our upcoming sessions! Here’s a short overview of the sessions and positions you can apply to:

  • Regional Session Graz (11 to 13 February): Vice-Presidents, Chairpersons (will open asap)
  • Regional Session Linz (18 to 20 March): Vice-Presidents, Editorial Assistants, Chairpersons, Media Team Members
  • National Session Vienna (29 April to 2 May): Vice-Presidents

Find the official call and application documents on our website. You can apply for Vienna until Sunday, 16 January, 23:59 CET, and for Linz until Sunday, 23 January 23:59 CET.

We’re looking forward to your applications – you can also still join our sessions as a Delegate using the same link!

Legal Advisors

This week, we would like to continue our round of EYP Austria introductions with our Legal Advisors, Toni Dirlinger and Paula Kampits.

This role was established during the last Board period, with Legal Advisors being responsible for resolving legal questions and ambiguities connected to any of our organisation’s activities to safeguard and further improve our legal standards.

We are grateful to Toni and Paula for their expertise, as well as their dedication to the integrity of EYP Austria!