PBM#6 Report

During each Board term, the Board of EYP Austria meets several times to discuss important matters in person, with the Advisory Board typically attending to some degree for guidance. For its sixth and final “Physical Board Meeting” (PBM), the Board convened on two separate occasions, first physically and then digitally.
As with all PBMs, a report has been compiled to inform our Members of the subjects talked about there, as well as the results of modules that will have a concrete impact on the organisation. So make sure to check out the report of PBM#6 to get an insight into the happenings of the Board and EYP Austria at large! Most notably, the Board discussed the feedback of this year’s sessions to gather lessons learned and best practices for the future, updated and reported on the National Strategy, prepared for the transition to the next Board and the General Assembly, and worked on budgetary and financial matters.

Board Report International Coordination and IT & Data

As Ferdinand Mayrhofer will not be physically present at the General Assembly, he is sharing the Slides of his Board Report here beforehand. If you have any remarks or questions regarding his board report, please get in touch with him (via email, WhatsApp, Signal or Phone) until Saturday, 11 June, noon, to get a reply before the GA.

EYP Austria Hoodies

Apart from organisational democracy and meeting up with old and new friends, there’s a new reason to come to our General Assembly on 12 June: we will be selling the new lot of EYP Austria hoodies for € 36 a piece!
They can be bought through bank transfers only and picked up at the General Assembly. The € 36 transfers can either be done in advance (recommended) or on-site:

IBAN: AT341400004910800510
BIC: BAWAATWW
Reference: “Hoodie Name” (e.g., “Hoodie Philipp Leindl”)

Please consider that there are limited numbers of hoodies in each size, so we cannot guarantee that you will get one in your preferred size. For those unfamiliar, the hoodies in question are red and feature the EYP Austria logo.

Physical Board Meeting #1 2022/23

Based on insights of PBM#5, the current Board has decided to propose a nonbinding recommendation for the dates of the first Physical Board Meeting of the new Board that will be elected at the upcoming General Assembly.

Taking the availabilities of the current Board Members for transition modules into consideration, and in an attempt to promote a quick take-over and kick-off of the new Board period, the current Board is suggesting the weekend of 24–26 June. We encourage Board Member candidates to make time for a Physical Board Meeting on these dates whilst again stressing that this is a nonbinding recommendation and not a requirement for running for the Board.

EYP Austria General Assembly 2022 | 12 June

For a final time, we would like to remind you that our General Assembly 2022 is taking place at America HouseVienna at Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, on Sunday, 12 June, from 13:00 CEST onwards (admission starts at 12:30). Please note: Due to the security guidelines of our venue, you need to bring a valid ID which states your nationality (e.g. Passport, ID Card, Driver’s Licence). Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to enter the venue.

After the end of the General Assembly itself, there will be the option to go to a nearby restaurant together and socialise.

The following candidates have submitted manifestos to the Electoral Commission:

  • Emily Usner – Board (President)
  • Elena Szegedi – Board (International Coordination + VP)    
  • Paula Kampits – Board (Fundraising + VP) 
  • Lisa Weinberger – Board (National Coordination + VP)
  • Marcel Kranixfeld – Board (Finances)   
  • Natalie Mullaeva – Board (Finances)
  • Philipp Leindl – Advisory Board
  • Marvin Huber – Advisory Board  
  • Anna Tauber – Advisory Board 
  • Ferdinand Mayrhofer – Auditor
  • Matthias Schwertner – Auditor 
  • (no manifestos for the roles of Board Member for Human Resources, Public Relations, and IT & Data were submitted by the deadline of 3 June)

Members can find the manifestos here (please sign in with your eyp.at-Account or registered email address to access the folder). The Electoral Commission would like to remind everyone that there will also be an opportunity for ad-hoc applications for any board position at the General Assembly. You can reach out to them in case of any questions at electoralcommission2022@eyp.at.

You can find all documents relevant to the General Assembly compiled in this folder. Here are the most important ones:

  • Notice of Date, including information on how to transfer your vote if you can’t come
  • Election Information, outlining the positions called for  and the process leading up to the elections
  • Agenda containing the programme

Since the General Assembly will include the elections for Board Members, Advisory Board Members and Auditors for the 2022/23 term and thereby have a significant impact on the organisation for the upcoming year, we encourage all members to check that they are still extraordinary members with voting rights (i.e. paying the annual membership fee) and participate in our organisational democracy! If you aren’t an extraordinary member yet, you can easily become one by following the steps on our website.

If you can’t make it to the event, you have the opportunity to transfer your vote until Saturday, 11 June, to someone who can come. For this, see further information in the Notice of Date and the Proxy Statement document. 

A YouTube Livestream of the event will be available on our EYP Austria YouTube channel, through which absent members can ask questions. We want to stress that online participants will not have voting rights!If you intend to come to the General Assembly, please indicate so using our Google Form! Additionally, you can add the event on Facebook.

National Session Vienna 2022 took place

Under the motto “Overcoming Challenges – Designing Tomorrow”, 120 young people from Austria and Europe gathered for the National Session Vienna 2022 from 29 April to 2 May. Within various thematic fields, they discussed perspectives of European policy-making that are not relegated to operating in crisis mode but instead design a truly desirable future.

A special concern of the organising team was the sustainability of the event, which was expressed in walking-only distances between the meeting venues, resource-saving food and the minimisation and reuse of materials.

We are particularly proud to have hosted an official event of the European Year of Youth with the Vienna National Session. In the course of a Civil Society Evening, a direct link was also established with civil society organisations and initiatives in Austria to give the participants a comprehensive picture of active citizenship.

In the run-up to the event, a cooperation with the organisation Politikos – Wir müssen reden! (We need to talk!) was set up. The topics of the session were presented to a broad audience in jointly developed social media posts that were designed to be as accessible as possible.

A speech by US Ambassador Victoria Kennedy at the beginning of the General Assembly emphasised the necessity of the ongoing struggle for democracy. It stood symbolically for the importance of foreign policy relations with partners with the same values, especially in view of the war in Ukraine, and gave emphasis to the aim of the session and the European Youth Parliament as a whole.

Further information about the event can also be found on the session website.

EYP Austria Outreach Report

Apart from the Academic Quality Reports and the Feedback Reports, we also want to share the Outreach Report 2021/22 with you.

In line with our National Strategy (3.5.1 “EYP Austria has active members in as many federal states as possible”), Outreach criteria have been defined and used to create an Outreach Report for the 2021/22 academic year. Thereby different events and board periods shall be more easily comparable in their Outreach successes.

We wish you an insightful read!