Our Sessions

WHAT IS AN EYP SESSION?

Our sessions simulate the working-procedure of the European Parliament. They aim to increase cultural exchange between young people from all over Europe and to help these young people develop their knowledge about and interest in European issues.

A session is divided into three parts:

  • TEAMBUILDING

The first step of every session is teambuilding, an informal, but intricately planned day specifically devoted to group development. Teambuilding aims to create mutual trust and friendship within the working group. Through team building, the participants of the session learn to listen, respect and understand each other. They procure tools they will need to succeed throughout the rest of the event.

  • COMMITTEE WORK

All participants are divided into committees, that are led by a moderator. Each committee spends 1-2 days discussing a specific topic related to European issues, ranging from foreign policy to women’s rights and sustainable development.

Through Committee Work, the committee works to analyze and find solutions to a given problem. Together, they write a resolution. This part of the session initiates the simulation of the European Parliament working procedure.

  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Each session is concluded by a General Assembly, where all committees present and defend the solutions presented in their resolution. Our General Assembly procedure is identical to the one used in the European Parliament. All participants of the session are encouraged to partake in each debate and to study each committee topic before the session.

NATIONAL SELECTION PROCESS

Every year, more than 30,000 youth take part in the activities organised by EYP across Europe. EYP Sweden works hard to offer opportunities for schools and individuals to travel abroad, to one of our 39 sister organisations.

These schools and individuals are recruited through our annual National Selection Process, a nation-wide competition open to all Swedish secondary schools.

REGIONAL SESSIONS

The first step in our National Selection Process is our Regional Sessions. They are held in the four largest regions of EYP Sweden; north, east, west and south. Schools and individuals that participate in these sessions are recruited by the respective Regional Boards.

The regional sessions are comprised of a three-day programme, including teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly.

NATIONAL SESSION

From the Regional Sessions, the top-ranking schools are invited to attend the annual National Session. The National Session is comprised of a four-day programme, including teambuilding, Committee Work, General Assembly, and a cultural programme.

From the National Session, schools and individuals are selected to participate at EYP events abroad. The four top-ranking schools are selected to represent Sweden at the autumn and spring International Sessions, the only events that engage participants from all 40 National Committees of the EYP.

Sign up HERE, to participate in our National Selection Process.

history of our sessions

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2018

14th National Session of EYP Sweden
Gothenburg, January 2018

2017

Regional Sessions 2017
Umeå, Stockholm, Gothenburg & Malmö, November 2017

13th National Session of EYP Sweden
Uppsala, February 2017

2016

Regional Sessions 2016
Stockholm, Borås & Malmö, November 2016

12th National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, March 2016

2015

Regional Sessions 2015
Uppsala, Umeå, Lund & Borås, November 2015

11th National Session of EYP Sweden
Umeå, March 2015

2014

1st University Forum of EYP Sweden
Uppsala, December 2014

Regional Sessions 2014
Umeå, Malmö, Gothenburg & Stockholm, November 2014

EYP Sweden’s 1st Youth Forum
Umeå, 2014

10th National Session of EYP Sweden
Gothenburg, February 2014

2013

Regional Sessions 2013
Umeå, Malmö, Borås & Stockholm, November 2013

Euro-Mediterranean Youth Parliament
Stockholm, 2013

9th National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, February 2013

2012

Regional Sessions 2012
Umeå, Hässleholm, Göteborg & Stockholm, November 2012

8th National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, February 2012

1st Regional Sessions of EYP Sweden
Lund, Stockholm & Gothenburg, January 2012

 
 

2011

1st International Forum of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, 2011

7th National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, 2011

2010

6th National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, 2010

10th National Session of EYP Sweden
Gothenburg, February 2014

2009

60th International Session of the EYP
Stockholm, 2009

5th National Session of EYP Sweden
Malmö, 2009

2008

4th National Session of EYP Sweden
Umeå, 2008

2007

3rd National Session of EYP Sweden
Stockholm, 2007

2006

2nd National Session of EYP Sweden
Gothenburg, 2006

2005

1st National Session of EYP Sweden
Gothenburg, 2005

2001

36th International Session of the EYP
Stockholm, 2001

1995

18th International Session of the EYP
Gothenburg, 1995