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How can I participate?

If you support our goals, you are more than welcome to take part in our organization! Our work is carried out solely by youth volunteers. The participants in our events are mostly schoolchildren and trainees. And those who fall above the age limit of 26 can still support us by working at schools, passing on knowledge or as a supporting member.

What is special about the EJP?

  • From young people for young people: take on voluntary responsibility for Europe
  • Teamwork, understanding and personal development: try new things and challenge yourself
  • Developing and expressing your own opinion: say what you think and discuss your opinion with other young people from all over Europe
  • Internationality: At all our events you will make friends with young people from all over Europe, get to know the peculiarities of European cultures and test your English in political debates with peers.

Which Positions are there?

You want to join us? Then send an email to mitmachen@eyp.de! All of your questions will be answered and we will find the right event and position for you. Until then you can here read up on what the different positions do at the events of the European Youth Parliament:

 

Delegate

What do I do?

You work within an international committee of around 12 people. Your discussions revolve around a concrete and current question with the goal of developing a common solution and debate this solution with the other committees in a General Assembly.

What do I gain?

  • Deeper understanding of concrete political issues
  • Wording your own position
  • Rhetorical and debating skills
  • Organising decision-making and consensus
  • Learning about different points of view
  • Experiencing Europe's diversity
  • Developing friendships

Who is fit for this role?

  • High school students
  • University students
  • Apprentices
  • Young professionals
  • with or without EYP-experience
Organiser

What do I do?

You are responsible for the concept, planning and implementation of our events. You coordinate a specific aspect of this event and work within a team of organisers.

What do I gain?

  • Event organisation and backgrounds of project management
  • Teamwork
  • Prospective thinking, creativity and coordination skills

Who is fit for this role?

  • High school students
  • University students
  • Apprentices
  • Young professionals
  • EYP-experience is an advantage but not necessary
  • Voluntary work for around 5 months
Media Team Member

What do I do?

You accompany an event through journalistic coverage in form of articles, videos, pictures and/ or social media posts. You work within a Media Team and can create your own pieces of media freely.

What do I gain?

  • Teamwork
  • Journalistic and technical skills
  • Creative work
  • Insights into European politics

Who is fit for this role?

  • High school students
  • University students
  • Apprentices
  • Young professionals
  • EYP-experience is an advantage
Chairperson

What do I do?

You lead an international committee throughout a session. You prepare informational material on the committee topic, facilitate discussion and enable the delegates to find consensus as a team.

What do I gain?

  • Structured approach to problem solving and teamwork
  • Insights into different field of politics and institutions of the European Union
  • Facilitating/ leading work in a group

Who is fit for this role?

  • High school students
  • University students
  • Apprentices
  • Young professionals
  • EYP-experience recommended

 

Apply for the National Selection Process!

The application process for the National Selection Process 2021 is now closed. The application process was open from May, 9 until November 17, 2020. The next application process will be opened in May 2021.

An application includes a topic overview in English, which is written on a specific topic. This year's selection topic is:

"Digital democracy: In 2019, 50.66% of the eligible voters cast their ballot in the European Elections, marking the highest turnout in more than two decades. Nevertheless, half of all Europeans did not cast their votes. How could and should the EU use digital technologies to bridge the trust gap to its citizens, for example in the fields of e-participation and e-voting?"

You will find helpful documents and a template for the topic overview on the page of our National Selection Process.

Once you have finished writing your thematic proposal you can upload in the following online form, where you also submit further personal information for all participants. The template including your proposal should be uploaded as a Word document (.doc/.docx). To make the following process easier the name of the contact person and the school should be clearly visible in the title of the document: "firstname.surname_school.docx"

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