European Youth Parliament

A few weekends ago, I’ve attended The Regional Selection Session(RSS) of EYP Romania in Buşteni, Prahova. It’s been the most challenging event I’ve lately taken part to. I can talk about it for days but I’ll try to give you a short “description” for those who are interested into politics or things such as. 

There are different types of activities in EYP like National Selection Sessions, International Forums, Conferences etc; the RSS is the first step for being a member. 

First day, 21st of March 2014, was all about Teambuilding(TB). During the TB we had a lot of fun with our chairpersons and other delegations from Transylvania. We played different types of games which were about socializing and getting to know each other. ( We loved it so much that we still play some of them during the lunch break at school ). In that evening was the Regional Village and every delegation had to bring traditional food from their region. Also on Friday night was the presentation of every committee + the ambassador’s speech. I forgot to mention that every delegation has 11 members(politicians) but in addition to being a politician, 1 person was a musician(who performed at the Concert Night on Saturday) and another one was the ambassador (that would be me). Every team/delegation had recieved a topic before the RSS so they can get ready and read about it. Our delegation was AFET (the Committee on Foreign Affairs) and our topic was: Taking into consideration the controversial political situation in Ukraine and the particularly strong influence and violent reaction of Russia, which measures should the EU adopt in order to ensure the safety of its citizens and resume negotiations on the association agreement with Ukraine, while keeping a balance between its needs and interests, on the one hand, and the EU-Russia relations, on the other hand? Awesome, isn’t it? We had to write a resolution during the hours of Committee Work(CW) with the problems and the solutions. That’s what we did on Saturday, all Saturday, discussing and analyzing every solution. Later that night was the Concert which was amazing and after that we returned to the rooms and continued our work which was about writing Attack Speeches, Questions, Sum-up Speech, Defense Speech etc all night long! We have never thought we would ever spend an entire Saturday + Saturday night working on something and actually enjoying it, because we surely did! That’s what’s special about EYP: you work, enjoy what you’re doing and most importantly all that with amazing people. 

On Sunday was the General Assembly (GA) which practically is a simulation of The European Parliament. Its structure is a little complicated but every delegation had to defense its self with the Defense Speech and after that there were recognized 2 other teams to present their Attack Speeches which were about the weak points in the resolution. There were also 2 rounds of Debate with questions which required answers immediately (pretty difficult) and closing with the Sum-up Speech. 

Well, we had 6 h of sleep in those two nights but it has been totally worth it. We had a lot of fun and I am thankful for attending this challenging and pleasant event, if I could I would go back and do the exact same things over and over again. I friendly recommend you all to join the EYP experience. It’s not all about politics but meeting new people, improving your language skills, learning to be part of a team, being able to express your ideas but at the same time accepting others’. 

I have a few photos, take a look at them. I would also like to share with you my chairperson’s blog (Adela Iacobov; thank you for helping us and for being the most amazing chairperson ever). Check it out! About RSS

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*during the TB

 

 

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*during the TB

 

 

 

 

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*during the TB(omg don’t mind our faces)

 

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*After TB presentation (love youuuu guyssss)

 

 

 

 

 

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*GA

 

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*Group photo after GA

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*Best committee for sure!

 

 

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*during the TB

 

 

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*during the TB

 

 

 

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*during the CW

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*during the CW

 

 

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*for Adela

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*Golden Rules

 

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*GA

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*Resolutions

 

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*Bitch please

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