EYP Austria Donauinsel Socialising – Sunday, 4 June 2023

Join Theo Lankov and others at the EYP goes Donauinsel socialising on Sunday, 4 June! With the weather getting warmer outside, it’s time to go for a swim, play some volleyball and have a picnic next to the Danube. If you are interested in joining the socialising, make sure to fill out the Google form below. For further questions please contact Theo via todor.lankov@eyp.at

What? swimming, playing volleyball and having a picnic at Donauinsel

When? Sunday, 4 June 2023

Where? we’ll be meeting up at U1 Donauinsel at 11 am CET

How? Sign up via this Google form: https://forms.gle/dR6W7BqX54FS3XxL8 


Hopefully, see you there!

EYP Austria General Assembly – Taking place next week!

This is a reminder that this year’s General Assembly of EYP Austria will be held on Sunday, 11 June 2023! 

As the democratic cornerstone of our organisation, it will include the elections for Board Members, Advisory Board Members and Auditors for the 2023/24 term and thereby have a significant impact on the organisation for the upcoming year. Therefore we encourage all members to mark it in their calendars already!

Further details on location, format, and programme will be communicated in time – though the event is currently being planned as a physical event in Vienna. To get notifications about the General Assembly you can follow us on Instagram. We’re already looking forward to seeing you there!

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/2RZe5aMa2xpom1Q4A 

How to become a Member of EYP Austria

Since our yearly General Assembly is coming up, we would like to remind you of the possibility to join EYP Austria as a Member! For only € 20 per year, you can support our organisation whilst receiving various perks:

  • Extended Member’s Edition of this Newsletter, with international news and an overview of sessions that you can join; including a Google Calendar for EYP Sessions and Call Deadlines
  • Access to the EYP Austria Discord Server and the EYP Austria Facebook group
  • Authorisation to 
    • represent EYP Austria as a Delegate at sessions abroad
    • be an Official (Organiser, Chairperson, Media Team Member, etc.)
    • join one of EYP Austria’s teams (Academic Quality Team, Public Relations Team, etc.)
    • participate in EYP Austria’s training events, like the annual Member’s Weekend
  • Association with EYP Austria on the EYP Member Platform
  • Voting rights at our annual General Assembly (election of the Board, Advisory Board and Auditors)

You can find out more and sign up on our website – we’d be more than happy to welcome you as a member!

​​EYP Austria in Vienna Whatsapp Group 

We have created a Whatsapp Group to communicate events and opportunities for EYPers in Vienna that we are excited to share with our members! The group is meant for people who would like to be part of Viennas EYP community and participate in socialisings and other small-scale events (and maybe create a meme or two;). 

If you are interested please send an email to info@eyp.at with your name, phone number and either your session history or a short sentence about why you are interested in joining the group. 

See you all on Whatsapp! 

Digital Humanism Summer School 2023 

We live in a “digital” world, the separation between physical and virtual makes (almost) no sense anymore. Here, the Corona pandemic has also acted as an accelerator/magnifier demonstrating that the future of our digital society is here with all its possibilities, but also shortcomings. Digital Humanism looks at this interplay of technology and human, it analyzes, and, most importantly, tries to influence the complex interplay of technology and humankind, for a better society and life. We recognize the need of an interdisciplinary approach, integrating humanities, social, technical and engineering sciences; we need to cross different disciplines and to break down disciplinary silos. 

The Digital Humanism Summer School is a multi-day, interdisciplinary event that will take place from September 4 to 8, 2023 at TU Wien, Austria. Following the highly successful first edition in Vienna in 2021, the second Digital Humanism Summer School is again organized by the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien in cooperation with the TU Wien Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) and the Digital Enlightenment Forum. The aim of the summer school is to provide a platform to discuss and develop important topics related to Digital Humanism, such as generative AI, participation and democracy, digital policy and sovereignty, the role of platforms in the economy, data protection, AI and ethics, and fair systems. The speakers are internationally recognized experts from the fields of computer science, social sciences, and humanities.

We are happy to be able to offer our members the opportunity to take part in such an exclusive event! For more information please click here!

If you are interested please contact Emily Usner via info@eyp.at
Please be advised that spaces are limited.

#Ask President Metsola

Wir laden dich zu einem Dialog mit Roberta Metsola ein!

Für eine bessere gemeinsame Zukunft und um die wichtigen Fragen der heutigen Zeit gemeinsam anzugehen, ist es wichtig, über Europa zu reden, sich und andere zu informieren und sich gemeinsam für unsere Demokratie einzusetzen.

Die Veranstaltung findet im Mittleren Saal der Urania statt und wird Hunderte von jungen Menschen zusammenbringen, um die Präsidentin des Europaischen Parlaments über die Zukunft der Europäischen Union, die Prioritäten des Parlaments, die aktuelle internationale Politik und die Themen, die junge Menschen am meisten beschäftigen, zu befragen. Bring dich jetzt ein!

Der Eintritt ist frei. Hier ist der link zur Anmeldung: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/austria/de/aktuell-presse/meldungen/meldungen-2023/april-2023/pr-2023-april-6.html  

PS: Die Veranstaltung ist auf Englisch, Fragen können aber auch auf Deutsch gestellt werden

United Nations University Masters Program

We hereby present to you the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) to inform you about the Master program they offer that might be of interest to our members and alumni. 

UNU-MERIT is a research and training institute of the United Nations University (UNU) which collaborates closely with Maastricht University. UNU-MERIT aims to advance societal policy and innovation research, provide education and mobilise knowledge to unlock the full potential of innovation for achieving inclusive, sustainable development. As a part of our education activities, we offer a dual-degree MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) in cooperation with Maastricht University.

Our one-year intensive MPP programme, delivered in English, aims to create an environment where students can understand good governance and develop the skills to be effective policy designers through small-scale tutorial groups, diverse student cohorts and problem-based learning.  Whilst doing so, we allow the students to delve into a certain policy field with our five specializations: 

  • Social Protection Policy (in cooperation with ILO)
  • Migration Studies
  • Risk & Vulnerability (in cooperation with UNU-EHS)
  • Governance of Innovation
  • Global Governance for Development

Now that our applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are open, we are looking for prospective students interested in tackling complex policy problems to contribute to achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. 

Please note that our applications for EU students close on the 15th of July. 

Interested students can find information about the program and its admission procedure on our website: https://www.merit.unu.edu/training/msc-in-public-policy-and-human-development/ Alternatively, they can also join the online Q&A session on the 17 May by registering via the link:  https://maastrichtuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QOg8so5ntAcU7Q