Throwback to EYP Happy Hours 2018! What’s new in 2019?

2018 was an extremely fruitful year for the EYP Alumni network. Among other projects and initiatives, the EYP Happy Hours were brought forward too. Happy Hours are cozy and laid-back reunions for former EYPers to get together and reconnect in an informal and relaxed environment. Overall, up to 100 participants joined in and reconnected during the 5 Spring and 7 Autumn Happy Hours which took place this year.

We would hereby like to take a moment and thank all of the organisers who took the initiative to host such an event in their city and also have a look at a few of the festive pictures that were captured in some of the Happy Hours.

Spring:

Washington – Ida Ståhl
Brussels – Janne Vanhemmens
Prague – Ondrej Tomala
Paris – Célia Poncelin and Thomas Bonnefoy
Kyiv – Lesya Pogorila

Autumn:

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Resilience and Energy in Vejle, Denmark

End of November the first event supported from the Power Shifts Fund 2018 took place in Denmark. All topics discussed at the Regional Selection Conference of EYP Denmark in Vejle formed around the notion of resilience, which is prominent in the public discourse of the area since Vejle is the third smallest city in the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Around 30 participants from the area and all around the country had the chance to discuss energy related and environmental topics at the Rødkilde gymnasium which generously supported the event.

We had a chance to talk to the Head Organisers of the session, Anne Seeneha Henriksen and Christian Fuglsang Pedersen, who shared with us their impressions as well as the reasons they decided to incorporate an energy related session concept.

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EYP Media Innovation Lab: successfully completed

The first ever EYP Media Innovation Lab took place in Berlin between November 29th and December 2nd. The event gathered 16 experienced EYPers from 11 countries who discussed several EYP and media related topics, such as the newly launched EYP Communication Strategy, the mission of EYP media teams, improvements of the internal and external communication, as well as consistency in the media outputs.

The participants discussed under the guidance of Klara Birchley (Editor of the International Session in Vilnius) and had the opportunity to interact with and receive input from several external experts, such as Timm Rotter (founder and managing director of the communication agency “in a nutshell”), Ira Garbuz (a communication’s specialist and former EYPer), as well as Zosia Wanat (Correspond...

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