Valencia 2019 – 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament

27/07/2019 to 04/08/2019 
in Spain

Sailing towards new horizons

The 90th International Session took place in Valencia, in summer 2019, and both its geographical location and academic theme made the network look forward to the session. Being the third largest Spanish city – after Madrid and Barcelona– Valencia makes for a great experience: it combines both urban and seaside environments which will caters perfectly for a Summer International Session.

Inspired by Horizon 2020

The Valencia 2019 events bears the theme ‘Sailing towards New Horizons’ which refers to the Horizon 2020 programme, which is one of the largest financial frameworks undertaken by the European Union for research and innovation, aiming at developing further sustainability and inclusivity of the job market and economic growth. Horizon 2020 also strives to ease the cooperation between public and private sectors in delivering innovation.

The timing of Valencia 2019 is set one year before the programme’s ending, allowing future participants to monitor and evaluate the programme which will be close to its finishing line. Furthermore, building on Horizon 2020, Valencia 2019 will especially enable participants to reflect on a long-term and continuing strategy for both sustainable innovation and growth.

Young volunteers behind the project

EYP events are run by young people completely on a voluntary basis. The three project managers for Valencia 2019, Aritz and Maria, met in 2014 during the National Selection Conference of EYP Spain in… Valencia! As they describe it: “To us, organising this International Session is a way of giving back to EYP, in the same city where it all started for our engagement.”

Their enthusiasm was certainly demonstrated by their strong candidature for hosting the network’s flagship event; moreover, they explain that their motivation doesn’t stem from one source, but many. “Our core team, together with the expectation of reaching out to Europe’s youth, is our driving force.”

Five years since last International Session in Spain

The news mark a formidable step in the development of the national committee of EYP Spain, just five years after it hosted the 74th International Session in Barcelona. Rafa González Graciani, President of EYP Spain says: “Valencia 2019 will be without a shadow of a doubt, not only a landmark for the NC, but for the whole network. Valencia, being a forever growing city with a unique young, Mediterranean, multicultural, and cosmopolitan nature is the best scenario possible to host one of the biggest youth events in Spain during 2019. Taking Barcelona 2014 IS as a reference, almost 30 members from different generations (2011  - 2018) of EYP Spain have been working since April 2017 to create a dynamic, innovative and singular event that will demonstrate that borders are not insurmountable walls and that cultural exchange and dialogue between European citizens is an extraordinary opportunity both at a personal and collective level. La Familia is waiting for you with open arms, are you ready for Valencia 2019?”

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🔊 To hear these drawings, check out the full project by Dora 🇹🇷 here:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/84050893/DRAWING-IS-A-CONCEPT-PORTRAIT-I...

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#SomFamilia | #WeAreFamily

🤝[Innogy Foundation for Energy and Society: Patrocinador oficial de #ValenciaIS]
⛵️Gracias por ser el viento que nos permitió navegar hacia nuevos horizontes.

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👨🏼‍🎨 During the event, Dora 🇹🇷 took the conscious decision to leave his camera behind, to slow down the interactions that he was having with the participants. Rather than documenting the event through the means of photography which can at times be too fast, therefore without a significant interaction between interviewer and interviewee; he drew 50 portraits within the 300 participants.

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🖼 Sofie 🇳🇱 captured the many faces of Valencia 2019 and the final group photo of the event, all lit up under the bright Spanish sun!

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📅 What is the story of Valencia 2019? How did this event come to be? How do International Session's of EYP come to life from an idea? Jason 🇧🇪 connects the history of Valencia city with the history of the 90th International Session of EYP, and how these came together to leave a mark on this city alongside a mark on Europe.

#ValenciaIS #EYP #YoungEurope

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#SomFamilia | #WeAreFamily

🤝[ Diputació de València: Patrocinador oficial de #ValenciaIS]
⛵️Gracias por ser el viento que nos permitió navegar hacia nuevos horizontes.

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📅 What is the story of Valencia 2019? How did this event come to be? How do International Session's of EYP come to life from an idea? Jason 🇧🇪 connects the history of Valencia city with the history of the 90th International Session of EYP, and how these came together to leave a mark on this city alongside a mark on Europe.

#ValenciaIS #EYP #YoungEurope

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🎤 The General Assembly brings together every working group in an EYP event, to discuss the fruits of individual solution proposals by committees. These proposals are evaluated, debated and voted upon throughout this 2 day process, ultimately representing the voice of 300 young people from 39 countries across Europe!

#ValenciaIS #EYP #YoungEurope

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#SomFamilia | #WeAreFamily 🏅

🤝[Erasmus +: Patrocinador oficial de #ValenciaIS]
⛵️Gracias por ser el viento que nos permitió navegar hacia nuevos horizontes.

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#SomFamilia | #WeAreFamily

🤝[Erasmus +: Patrocinador oficial de #ValenciaIS]
⛵️Gracias por ser el viento que nos permitió navegar hacia nuevos horizontes.

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