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International Session in Hamburg 2019

The European Youth Parliament in Germany will host the 91st International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Hamburg this autumn. The session will gather participants from all over Europe who have been selected in school competitions in their respective countries. The selected young delegates will, following parliamentary rules, debate current topics in European politics and develop ideas for a European future. This allows our participants to experience democratic decision-making processes, the European idea, and intensive intercultural collaborations themselves. During the 91st international session, around 330 students and apprentices from over 30 different European countries will gather in Hamburg.

IS Hamburg News
14.07.2019 Trainings Weekend in Hamburg

Last weekend all three officials teams of the 91st International Session of EYP gathered in beautiful Hamburg for a three-day training filled with brainstorming, discussions, academic input and preparations in order to get ready for the Session. Now with the CMO training of Hamburg 2019 being completed, the officials of the session are prepared to create an exciting learning atmosphere, to share their experiences and ensure the successful flow of the IS.

26.06.2019 Patron Annoucement #2

It is our utmost pleasure to announce the second patron of the 91st International Session of the EYP - First Mayor of the City of Hamburg Dr. Peter Tschentscher. We thank Dr. Tschentscher for his patronage of the flagship event of the EYP, his trust and willingness to stand by youth.

27.03.2019 Patron Announcement #1

With honour and pride, it is our greatest pleasure to announce the first patron of the 91st International Session of the EYP - Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. We thank Mr Maas for his interest in the flagship event of the EYP, his trust and positive belief in youth.

27.03.2019 Session Leadership Complete

We are delighted to announce that the President (Andrea Stagni Morisi (IT)) and the Editors (Sabrina Mellerowic (DE) and Tobias Satlow (AT)) of Hamburg 2019 are joining the Head-Organisers of the Session to make it a truly amazing and unforgettable experience for all participants.

03.03.2019 Organising Meeting in Hamburg

The Organising Team of the 91st International Session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) came together in Hamburg for a weekend to get to know each other, the session and the city. Through taking part in different training modules and working on current projects, the event became more tangible.

21.12.2018 Organising Team Complete

Nine months before the session starts we are delighted to announce the extended Orgateam for the IS Hamburg. The team not only welcomes members of EYP Germany but also EYPers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, France and Poland. We would like to once more congratulate the team on a successful application and selection outcome! It is our pleasure to work with such unique, dedicated and talented individuals. We are looking forward to the times to come and are certain that together, we will make this event unforgettable!

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Hamburg – The largest seaport in Germany

With approximately 1.8 Million inhabitants from over 185 countries Hamburg is not just Germany’s second largest city but also offers diverse cultural experiences. This international atmosphere also extends to the city’s well-known port, which offers economic ties to the rest of the world. The port is one of the largest in Europe following only Rotterdam and Antwerp, therefore being an important node within international trade networks. In addition, the characteristic visual appearance of the cranes and jetties forms one of the city’s landmarks. The maritime flair of the city can best be experienced by touring the port or enjoying one of the famous Fischbrötchen (fish sandwiches).

The city’s appearance is largely shaped by the presence of water be it the Elbe, Alster or one of the many canals that are present throughout the entire city. These waterways can be crossed via 2479 bridges, more than in Amsterdam, London or Venice. After a walk along the water residents can relax in one of the many parks or enjoy a visit to a museum, theatre, or one of the concert halls. The newly built Elbphilharmonie is one of the most famous concert halls, as it is not just famous for its impressive acoustics but also as a further landmark on the skyline of the city.

Even though people from Hamburg may not seem too friendly at first, they are in fact very humorous and welcome guests to their city with open arms. This all contributes to the quality of life experienced by those resident in Hamburg, which is one of the twenty most liveable places in the world.

What is an International Session?

The international sessions are the flagship events of the European Youth Parliament (EYP). They take place three times a year under the supervision of the international office of the EYP. In 1988 the first international session took place in Fontainebleau, France. Since then around 10,000 participants have gathered at 88 international sessions. .

With over 300 participants from nearly 40 European countries these ten-day long sessions are the largest of their kind within the international network, requiring tremendous amounts of preparation. Next to the usual session elements such as teambuilding, committee work, and the general assembly, international sessions offer their participants a plethora of further academic and cultural experiences.

Nevertheless, the academic work remains the focus of the session and is guided by experienced alumni from the network.

Members of all 40 national organisations gather during an international session - the highlight of the national selection process. Every organisation selects a delegation to represent them at an international level. The honour to participate in an international session is given to those who have shown particular academic capabilities, communicative talent, and to the ability to work well in teams. This means that at international sessions many interesting personalities meet, discuss challenging current questions and enjoy an academically oriented programme, which aims to enable personal development for all participants.

This programme is characterised for instance through export formats and possibilities to meet and engage with the local communities. Usually, international sessions, like the one in Hamburg, take place in locations of global importance. Such locations add to the participants’ experience through possible cooperations with internationally connected businesses as well as a culturally and historically valuable ambience, which reflects the session’s context.


The event in Hamburg is supported by:

Main Partners

Gefördert mit Mitteln der Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur

Initiators

The Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament (EYP). EYP Germany is a National Committee in the EYP network.

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