Deadline: 16 March 2014 / 20 March 2014
Open to: worldwide students aged 15-30 years old
Venue: 1-5 May 2014 in Yerevan, Armenia
The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique forum designed to actively engage young people in strengthening of the civil society. The EYP represents a non-partisan and independent educational project which is tailored entirely to the needs of the young European citizen. EYP Armenia was given a full membership in the European Youth Parliament in 2012. Since then, 12 projects have been implemented which involved around 2,500 young people, hosted 65 foreign students.
EYP Armenia is a vision of a better youth, employed, aspiring, daring. It’s an idea of stronger civil society that brings forward challenges and is not afraid to raise the voice. It’s a belief that we are the change imposers and are the driving force of the development. It’s the ability to break the stereotype that one can’t be smart and have fun at the same, instill in young people the notion that their ideas do have values and matter as much as others’ views, help them walk over their fears to speak up and share what they are best at, and with this all bring a breath of fresh air in the non-formal education sector in Armenia.
The International EYP Forum in Armenia on “Democratic Citizenship: obtaining, developing, empowering” will take place on 1-5 May 2014 in Yerevan and be hosted by the American University of Armenia. Around 200 delegates from more than 20 countries will come together for this five-day program that comprises of team-building activities, committee work, general assembly, euro concert, euro village, intercultural theater, tours to Armenian monasteries, etc. The call for Armenian and international delegates has been launched. The delegates will be allocated in the 10 committees on foreign affairs, economic and monetary affairs, human rights, women’s rights and gender equality, constitutional affairs, environment, food security and public health, industry, research and energy, civil liberties, home affairs and justice, social affairs and employment, security and defense to discuss the assigned topics in the scope of “democratic citizenship: obtaining, developing, empowering” broad theme. The EYP Armenia team will be also organizing a range of evening activities to create platform for non-formal and cultural communication as a supplement to the academic aspect of the conference.
The conference is open to:
- young people 15-30 year-old;
- active youth;
- coming from Armenia, Europe and the rest of the world.
The organizers will cover the accommodation and meals costs throughout the International EYP Forum. Participation for Armenian delegates is 5 euro fee. Participation fee for international delegates is 40 euro with accommodation, or 5 euro without accommodation. International delegates should take care of their own travel costs to and from Yerevan.
The deadline for international applications is 16 March 2014. The deadline for Armenian participants is 20 March 2014.
If you are interested in gaining an unforgettable EYP experience, fill in the online application form.
Please read the forum info package by clicking here.
For further information, visit the official website.