Coimbra 2019 - International Forum of EYP Portugal

19/08/2019 to 25/08/2019 

From the 19th to the 25th of August, 2019, Coimbra will host about 170 young people from all over Europe to share, debate and experience a programme with the best the European Youth Parliament has to offer.

Coimbra 2019 will have one Officials’ Team Building and Training Day on the 19th, a day for Team Building on the 20th, two days for Committee Work on the 21st and 22nd, a free day on the 23rd and two days for General Assembly on the 24th and 25th. The cultural programme will include an Opening and Closing Ceremonies, an EuroVillage, a gala dinner, several activities on the free day, a Farewell Party and many others. All of the events will take place in emblematic venues in Coimbra, such as Convento de São Francisco and the Faculty of Sciences and Tecnology of the University of Coimbra.

Coimbra 2019 will be the first International Forum hosted by EYP Portugal since 2016, and we are thrilled to be able to host a session in such an emblematic Portuguese city, filled with a rich academic history and landmarks.

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In order to illustrate the topics that the Participants of Coimbra 2019 discussed and the solutions they came up with, the Media Team created an interactive game for each of the Committees. Check them out!

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The Media Team of Coimbra 2019 proudly presents the last official album of the session - The Faces of Coimbra! We're happy to showcase the people who created the special and memorable environment that anyone in Coimbra 2019 was lucky enough to experience, and we were lucky enough to document!

Photos taken by Teresa Sandeman, Jeroen Smeulders and Bernardo Seca Monteiro

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On the last two days of Coimbra 2019, the delegates engaged in a General Assembly, debating the resolutions on their topics and presenting solutions to current problems in Europe. Once all resolutions were voted on and te GA was over, the Closing Ceremony occurred, and the Team Leaders of Coimbra closed the session.

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During Coimbra 2019, the participants got to enjoy an Energy Round Wire, which aimed to bring together various figures from the national and European energy policy landscape, forming a panel that provided an opportunity for our members to interact with different ideas and perspectives on this topic of enormous global importance.

This event was supported by the @innogy Stiftung für Energy und Gesellschaft

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During the session, the participants got to enjoy a free day, in which they took part in some activities arranged by the Organisers, such as a city tour and a yoga class! In the afternoon, everyone relaxed in a park.

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Coimbra 2019 appeared in one of Coimbra's local newspapers, Diário As Beiras!

Co-organized with Município de Coimbra.

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On the 21st and 22nd of August, the delegates gathered in their committees and discussed their topics, creating a resolution to the problems they found within them.

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On the evening of the 19th, after a day of Teambuilding, the participants of Coimbra 2019 gathered and enjoyed the Eurovillage. In this event, delegates were able to enjoy food from all over Europe, brought by them to the session! After this, they were able to watch a concert by a 'Tuna' band, consisting of Portuguese students, who played traditional Portuguese music.

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On the 20th of August, the remaining participants of Coimbra 2019 arrived, ready to debate current topics and meet fellow young Europeans. They spent the day partaking in teambuilding games, getting to know each other, being led by their chairpersons!

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