International Session of the EYP - Barcelona 2014
Start date: Mar 1, 2014,
Under the theme Walking Towards a Common European Spirit, the International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Barcelona will bring together 240 young participants from 28 European countries, including local youth from Barcelona and Spain. The theme highlights the wish to work towards a common European identity in all fields with a stress on the importance of culture in this process. During eight working days, the event will create a unique forum for the young delegates to work together, learn from each other, and experience parliamentary democracy first hand. The participants will divide into fifteen international working groups to discuss a current European topic and to draft a resolution by formulating their own ideas. The resolutions will then be debated in a two-day General Assembly, according to the rules of the European Parliament. Additionally, the International Session will include a series of cultural events promoting intercultural exchange and dialogue and celebrating Europe’s rich cultural diversity.By participating in Barcelona 2014, the young participants will go through a non-formal as well as informal learning experience aimed at the promotion of European citizenship, active participation, democratic procedures and values and intercultural dialogue. Within the project, we wish to encourage young people to actively participate in discussions currently on the political agenda as well as to learn new skills through working in international multi-cultural teams on challenging political topics.The event is an entirely youth driven project, organised by voluntary active young people aged between 18 and 25. EYP España hosts the event, while the Schwarzkopf-Stiftung, the main project partner coordinates the sending of participants from 28 countries in total to Barcelona.
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