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    Einar Stefánsson, currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, got involved with EYP in 2012 and in 2015 started working bringing EYP to Iceland, his second motherland. We asked him a couple of questions regarding the plans and future developments of one of the youngest initiatives in our network.
  An alumni of the European Youth Parliament has been selected to be honoured with the Federal Medal of Merit. On the occasion of the anniversary of the German Constitution Day (Verfassungstag), the President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is giving federal orders of merit to 24 people who have worked “for freedom, democracy and against right-wing extremism and violence”. Our very own Sophie Debrunner Hall is one of the two individuals from outside Germany who have been chosen to receive an award.
Nathan Hunter (UA) is an EYPer who has been fundraising more than 5,000€ per year for EYP through his company's Social Responsibility Programme. Having finished his term as the president of Europe’s largest student-led policy institute, thriving as a trainer in the EYP, getting a first class honours from King’s College London, obtaining his MSc in HR Management, performing spoken word poetry for two TED talks, and completing Apple's leadership program in their 8th largest store worldwide, Nathan is now a Global Trainer for Appian, a low-code business app development platform.  
We had an amazing opportunity to get in touch with three EYP Alumni who are currently working at different agencies within the United Nations and ask them about their work and their time with EYP. Here's what Cecilia Pellosniemi (FI), Irem Tumer (TR) and Valeria Cherednichenko (UA) said:
Understanding, discussing and changing energy and climate topics – the Schwarzkopf Foundation gathered 400 young people from 35 European countries over a time span of 3 years within the project “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy”. Their demands are now summarised in a final publication. The youngsters’ claims include four main areas: 1. Stronger decentralisation in a European energy transition 2. More ambitious emission reductions 3. More serious decarbonisation through low- and zero-emission mobility 4. Global solidarity in combating climate change The final publication can be found here: Young Opinions On Europe’s Energy Policies 2017
"The youth wants to co-create the energy future. In a nutshell: "Energy matters!"  "Power Shifts" is a role model in this respect." This is how Peter Terium, CEO at innogy, describes the work of the European Youth Parliament after him joining a discussion round with around 150 participants from 27 countries at the "Power Shifts Academic Forum - Heidelberg 2017".

The third Power Shifts Academic Forum in Heidelberg is quickly approaching and with a month left until the start of the forum, the Steering group, our Think Tank behind the project Power Shifts - Reflecting Europe's Energy, has now prepared the fourth Newsletter for you. The...