Regional Selection Conference Hoorn 2019

22/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 

The second Regional Selection Conference in 2019-2020 will take place in Hoorn (North-Holland)

The dates will be the the 22nd to the 24th of November for Officials. Officials include a team of 8 chairpersons (leading 8 committees), a small media team with Editors and a small Jury team to select delegates for the National Selection Conference. A Regional Selection Conference starts on Friday for CMOJ-training. On Saturday morning, delegates arrive for a day of teambuilding and committee work. On Saturday evening, Eurovillage as well as an evening programme will take place. On Sunday, General Assembly will be held.

“Since we first attended a Regional Session in Hoorn, we have both been dreaming of organising a session at our own school. As we attended and reflected on more conferences we noticed that EYP is about more than just Committee Work and General Assembly; EYP is about the experience. Our aim is to make Hoorn 2019 a session where everyone is free to let their voices be heard and develop personally, academically and socially. As most delegates will be first-timers, we find it very important to make everyone feel safe and comfortable and to give every participant the opportunity to experience everything that EYP can offer them. We believe that a hard working officials’ team that is dedicated to perfecting every second of the session is crucial to achieve these goals.

We both agree that there is nothing as important as having a great time at a session. We both value welfare, comfort, fun and the ability to learn in a ‘relaxed’ environment among all participants above anything. Making sure the mainly first-time delegates go home feeling like they have had an amazing weekend and that their opinions matter is our top priority. Good and productive work can only take place when everyone is feeling good. We want to satisfy the needs of all participants by, for example, providing proper and varied food and creating a well thought-out schedule that allows for getting some rest when needed.

Lastly, we want to aim for a session where academics and fun are perfectly balanced. We want to create a challenging and educational environment that focuses on the development of all participants with regards to their knowledge on and involvement within the EU, but also on personal and social level. We want to create a space that is educational for both officials and delegates with their personal welfare always in mind.

In short, our ideal 'Hoorn 2019' would be a session that is planned perfectly yet able to adapt to everyone’s individual needs, a session that makes first-time delegates feel comfortable and motivated within EYP, a session that makes it possible for experienced participants to further develop as much as possible and a session that can serve as an example for any future EYP session with regards to participants’ welfare.”

- Stan & Sam, Head Organisers

 

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With three of our Preliminary Rounds now behind us, we are almost there! Three rounds down and only one more to go. This means it is time to get to know the volunteers of our fourth and very last Preliminary Round of the season: say hello to Delft 2019!

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Our very last Preliminary Round is only one week away! Taking place in the historical city of Delft, it is promising to be a very exciting event!

We want to take this moment to thank Gemeente Delft, the local government of the city, for their support and involvement in this event.

You can read all about it on their website!

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Two weeks after the session officially ended, the Media Team of Haarlem 2018 is proud to present their final project, the Farewell video, that captured all the best moments of the session. See you all soon! #Haarlem2018

Footage: Media Team of Haarlem 2018
Editing: Anna Gurariy
https://vimeo.com/306648416

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During the General Assembly the participants of Haarlem 2018 had a chance to take Profile photos and Committee photos in their impressive formal outfits. #Haarlem2018

Edited by Anna Gurariy

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"My most memorable moment in EYP is actually not a session itself but rather the very beginning of one. Sitting down with my best friend to create a vision for our session was some of the most fun i ever had. I will never forget the countless evenings filled with quality discussions and anxious anticipation."

Project by Yu Vos

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"I went to a session in Germany and we were staying in a school like we are now. They had very limited showers, as we do now as well. Therefore my friends and I ended up showering at 5 in the morning, after creeping ourselves out in the process of actually finding the showers in an empty and super dark school."

Project by Yu Vos

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"When I was a delegate at a certain session, the organisers gave us the task to exchange things for bigger things with more value. My committee and I started with a pin and managed to exchange it all the way up to a tire. We decided to go to the local police station of the town to try to exchange the tire for something even bigger before we went back to the organisers with the tire to complete the task. However, the policemen thought that we had stolen it and they wanted to keep us for questioning until they realised it was just part of a game.

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"I very well remember this very tense moment in committee work when we were discussing the term ‘media landscape’. There was a big division within the committee: the Dutch and the Germans were convinced that it was an actual term, while the others had no idea what it meant. It quickly escalated to the point where we were almost fighting each other.
We eventually found out that ‘media landscape’ only exists in Dutch and German."

Project by Yu Vos

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Coffee - any participant can confirm that it really is a crucial part of any EYP experience. Yu Vos, a member of the Media Team of Haarlem 2018 made a project where she captured the stories several people told her whilst drinking coffee. Check out how some participants spilled the coffee! #Haarlem2018

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The second video project of Haarlem 2018 was done by the lovely duo of Yannick de Moor and Sophie Waller, who captured the contrasts between the loud yet beautiful city and unique individuals at the session. Take a look! #Haarlem2018
https://vimeo.com/305341843

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