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!

National Session Vienna 2022 Feedback Report

Since last year, Feedback Reports have been created for all our academic events. They contain in-depth feedback from participants and are supposed to give a broad view of how the participants took to the events. This shall provide valuable insights to future Organising Teams and help continuously improve our sessions’ quality. You can now find the Feedback Report for the National Session Vienna 2022 in the aforementioned folder.

To increase accessibility to all of our reports, we compile Feedback Reports, Selection Reports, PBM Reports, General Assembly Protocols and other similar documents in a publicly accessible folder within the EYP AT Shared Drive that everyone with an @eyp.at email address has regular access to.

Europa Club Live – Spezial: “15 years of EU membership of Bulgaria and Romania – taking stock” | 25 May

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the EU membership of Bulgaria and Romania – a good time to take stock and look ahead. How have these two countries developed since 2007? What is their contribution to European integration? And what consequences does Putin’s war in Ukraine have for Bulgaria and Romania, as well as for the entire European integration process?
These and other questions will be discussed in the Europa Club Live today at 10:00–13:00 with country experts from Austria, Bulgaria and Romania at the House of the European Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, Vienna. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube.

EYP Austria Contact Form

We would like to remind you of the chance to send anonymous messages to the Board of EYP Austria, 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 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.

Members Weekend 2022 Head-Organisers

We are very excited to announce that this year’s Members Weekend, currently planned for the second week of August, will be head-organised by Jakob Hernler and Todor Lankov!
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. Further details and calls will follow shortly!

EYP Impact Assessment Survey

As part of the impact framework process, the International Office of the EYP (IO) is launching a survey to gather impressions from participants at EYP events, whether they are still active in the network or are an alumnus/a. They aim to collect valuable data about the societal impact of EYP, as well as its accessibility, reach and value to everyone who has participated.

The survey is anonymous, and responses will not be traced to individuals. All questions are optional.

By filling out the survey or asking others to do so, participants can win EYP merch. An anonymous winner will be picked among everyone who filled in the survey, and another price will go to the person who shared the survey with the most other people.
You can access the survey via this link.