The 68th of European Youth Parliament in Zagreb starts
Croatia is currently on the brink of becoming the 28th member of the European Union. Already now, the 68th International Session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) will gather 300 young people 30th September – 9th October in Zagreb to discuss solutions to the challenges Europe is currently facing.
The young delegates – aged 16 to 22 – will debate topics that are on the European agenda at the very moment, reaching from the Euro crisis over climate change to the phenomenon of new right-wing parties in many European countries.
The events start with a weekend of teambuilding. This is followed by fifteen committees discussing the topics and drafting resolutions in Zagreb. The resolutions will then be debated and adopted according to the rules of the European Parliament. The two-day General Assembly organized on the 7th and 8th October will convene at Zagreb City Hall. On the eve of the General Assembly, the 6th October the participants will also take part in the EuroConcert event to showcase the different musical traditions around Europe.
Patron of the session is the President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic. The President of European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, have also assumed patronage of the Session and will receive the resolutions.
Journalists are warmly welcomed to report on the Session of the EYP and are kindly invited to all events of the session.
Full programme and further information are available at www.zagreb2011.org
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