PBM#5 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. Last week, the Board had its fifth Physical Board Meeting (PBM) in Vienna (under hybrid circumstances).
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#5 to get an insight into the happenings of the Board and EYP Austria at large! Most notably, the Board discussed changes to the Membership Policy, the course of action during the Board term so far, findings of the HR summit, and preparation for the end of the current Board term.

EYP35 Celebration in June 2022

The EYP network engages more than 35,000 young people in its activities annually (2019), making its events and forums a hub for intercultural understanding, active citizenship, and cross-border friendships – as well as acquiring skills related to political education, self-assessment, and actively shaping society around them.

Our 35th anniversary will be an occasion to celebrate volunteering, the EYP’s journey of becoming one of the largest and enduring European youth networks, and the paramount importance of creating a peaceful, safe and united Europe.

The EYP is celebrating the growth it has been through, the connections people have made, and the immense impact it had on young Europeans over more than three decades.

You can join the EYP35 festivities in various ways: 

EYP 35 Celebration
A series of celebration events will take place, in Berlin from Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 June. This will be the peak of the year-long anniversary celebrations, with active EYPers and Alumni joining together to celebrate our anniversary. Activities will range from networking opportunities, a city excursion, brunch get-togethers, and a gala evening on Saturday! You can register here now!

Social Media Campaign
A social media campaign, “35 years of memories”, meant to highlight the testimonies of those who fuelled the EYP’s energy for decades: our active members and our Alumni. You can participate through this link!

EYP 35 Projects
Opportunities for network volunteer teams to engage with the anniversary and EYP’s past. This includes a competition for producing projects related to EYP’s history, the chance to be featured on EYP’s social media, and sharing any other ideas you also have. See how you can participate here!

Call for Members Weekend Head-Organiser(s)

We are excited to hereby open the call for (a) Head-Organiser(s) for this year’s Members Weekend!

EYP Austria’s Members Weekend 2022 will be our most important training event of the academic year, bringing together members from all generations for a weekend of training and socialising. Now we are looking for motivated individuals to take charge of putting together an unforgettable weekend for our members, with a particular focus on diversity in all aspects of the event.

Find the official call and application documents on our website. You can apply until Sunday, 24 April, 23:59 CEST.

We’re looking forward to your applications!

EYP on Ski took place on Präbichl

From 4 to 6 March, EYP on Ski finally took place again this year. The long-running socialising event of EYP Austria was held in 2022 under strict COVID-19 rules – which reduced the number of participants, but not the fun. So seven skiing-enthusiastic EYPers rented two huts at Präbichl and made the slopes unsafe for the weekend. In the evenings, bombs were defused, twerk skills were performed, and the traditional “Schischuhschnitzelklopfen“ was celebrated. The Head-Organisers would like to thank all participants for the wonderful weekend and are already looking forward to next year!

EYP x Politikos

EYP Austria is happy to announce a collaboration with Politikos, an organisation that motivates young people to actively engage with democratic and socially relevant issues. Through our National Session Vienna 2022, you will see information about session topics and political happenings on Politikos’ and our platforms. So stay tuned on social media to see more of our National Session and learn more about Politikos and their mission!

EYP35 Celebration in June 2022

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the European Youth Parliament! Back in 1987, the very first EYP session was organised in Fontainebleau. Since then, the network has grown in more ways than expected! From Outbound Weekends, host families, Press Teams creating newspapers, to chairpersons doing teambuilding, hostels and hotels providing accommodation, and Media Teams making podcasts, many things have changed since that very first session.

The EYP is celebrating the growth it has been through, the connections people have made, and the immense impact it had on young Europeans over more than three decades.The International Office invites you to come to Berlin for a weekend of celebration from 24 to 26 June 2022.
Save the date and join the anniversary in June 2022!
You can always find updated information via the Facebook event of the celebration.

Opportunity to become a Member of EYP Austria

We would like to inform you of the possibility of joining 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!