EYP Austria Contact Form

Considering the announcement of its guiding value, the Board of EYP Austria would like to remind you of the chance to send anonymous messages to the Board, which can be about feedback, new ideas, or anything you want to communicate to us. Whether you don’t know which Board Member would be best to approach for a situation, you don’t know any of the Board Members, or you’re uncomfortable with reaching out to us personally, the EYP Austria Contact Form can serve as a way to get your message out to us.

New submissions to the form will immediately get forwarded to the Board, which will treat them seriously and with care. Please note that if you don’t leave any contact information behind, we will not be able to get back to you personally, though we will still publicly react to relevant messages.

Of course, you can still also just approach the Board Members directly or through info@eyp.at (President) and board@eyp.at (all Board Members) about any of your concerns. We’re always glad to interact with our members! You can find our individual contact information on our website.

Guiding Value of the Board 2021/22

In the tradition of the previous Boards, the current one has also determined a guiding value for its term under the supervision of the Advisory Board.

This year, the Board will focus on “Mehrwert”, the benefits and perks that members of EYP Austria, session participants, team leaders and members, and even Board Members themselves can get through EYP activities and in their positions. Specifically, this means all types of learning experiences and educational opportunities that can come with different tasks in the organisation. Furthermore, it also includes the friendships that are made through EYP, and even the simple joy of partaking in EYP activities itself.

Through the format of the guiding value and with the help of the Advisory Board, we want to put these aspects of EYP Austria at the top of the agenda – without sidelining the other important parts of our work. Concretely, this will happen through personal goals of Board Members, but the guiding value will also be something that the Board will refer to in light of decisions for the organisation, and will become a part of how the Board approaches its day-to-day business as well.

We hope that we can get you on board with our guiding value and that it will have a positive impact on EYP Austria!

PBM#1 Report

During each board term, the Board of EYP Austria meets several times to discuss important matters in person, with the Advisory Board also typically attending to some degree for guidance. Now the new Board has had its first Physical Board Meeting (PBM) on the weekend of the transition from July to August.

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#1 to get an insight into the happenings of the Board and EYP Austria at large! Most notably, the Board analysed the National Strategy, determined a guiding value for its board term, made general plans for the upcoming year, discussed COVID-19 contingency plans, and deliberated on team leading in EYP Austria.

Stand for Something Campaign & Giveaway

Our friends from the Stand for Something campaign, who are bringing the Conference on the Future of Europe to young people, have an exciting message for you:

So what do your summer plans look like? How about a trip across Europe?! With unforgettable encounters, new friends and amazing discoveries and adventures!

Tell us how you want the #FutureofEurope to look like by filling out our survey and have the chance to win Interrail passes or free stays in Bulgaria or Montenegro.

The #StandForSomething project has launched a Social Media Competition, active from 17 to 31 August, 2021. There will be 10 different winners in this competition:

  • One prize consists of two nights accommodation in a double room in Podgorica (Montenegro). During this stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner and tickets for cultural events/museums will be provided.
  • Four prizes consist of two nights accommodation in a single room in Sofia (Bulgaria) and four festival passes to Sofia Summer Fest 2021 (running until 25, September 2021).
  • Five prizes consist of five Interrail/Eurail Global Passes with validity five days in one month – 2nd class.

If you are under 31 years old and would like to have a say on important stuff that may change the future of Europe, here’s how you can participate:

  1. Fill out the #StandForSomething survey here
  2. Follow @standforsomething.eu on Facebook or Instagram
  3. Include the following sentence as a comment on the Stand For Something post/s of the competition and challenge 3 friends by mentioning/tagging them: I stand for ___________ (participant’s main concern about the future of Europe) How about you? What do you want the future to look like? Fill out the #STANDFORSOMETHING survey. #TheFutureIsYours @friend1 @friend2 @friend3

EYP Austria x Stand for Something | 22 August

To bring the Conference on the Future of Europe closer to our members and discuss important political questions of our times, we are hosting a physical Socialising in Vienna on Sunday, 22 August, in cooperation with Dave Kock and Andreas Moser, who represent the Stand for Something campaign (https://istandfor.eu/) in Austria.

We’ll be meeting at Augarten at 16:00 CEST. In case of bad weather we will go to Europa Zentrum Wien (EZW) at Lassingleithnerplatz 2/3 instead.

Newbies and long-time EYPers alike are very welcome, and we can always provide you with information on EYP Austria if you want to know more about our organisation. Either way, just tell us if you intend to come via Facebook or by filling out our Google Form. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me (Philipp Leindl | philipp.leindl@eyp.at).

Youth Poll on the Future of Europe

Representing the first major activity of the international EYP project “Youth Opinions on the Future of Europe” with the support of the European Parliament, we would like to share the EYP Office’s Youth Poll on the Future of Europe with you! 

The goal of the poll is to reach as many young people as possible, gather their thoughts on the relevance and importance of certain topics, and get insights into their stance on some of the most important political and topical discussions in Europe going forward. It should take you around 15 min to fill out the poll, which we believe is well worth the time for such an exciting cause!

Call for Head-Organisers 2021/22

We are delighted to hereby declare our call for Head-Organisers officially open! For the academic year 2021/22, EYP Austria is looking forward to organising various events, including a round of Regional Sessions and a National Session.

Head-organising an event is a challenging, demanding and incredibly rewarding task. It provides you with the chance to give an event your personal note by shaping it from the very beginning. Tasks of future Head-Organisers include fundraising money for the event to take place, finding and booking venues, publishing calls and information about the event and leading a team of Organisers. Head-Organisers will be supported by and work together closely with the Board of EYP Austria.

Find the official call and application documents here. You can apply until Sunday, 15 August 2021, 23:59 CEST.

We’re looking forward to your applications!