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 will take place in Valencia, in summer 2019, and both its geographical location and academic theme are already making 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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🎺The Opening Ceremony, the act that will officially open the 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, will be held in the Aula Magna de la Facultad de Medicina y Odontología de la Universidad de Valencia.
💼Sponsors and members of the Committee of Honor of Valencia 2019 will attend this event.
❓What activity of the EYP sessions is your favorite? Leave us your choice in the comments!

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🍽Participants will have the opportunity to show during the Eurovillage night the typical dishes of their respective countries in a building with five centuries of history.
🏛Since its construction in 1520 the Centro Cultural La Beneficència has had different uses throughout its history.
🇪🇺Today, in addition to housing two of the most important museums in Valencia, the Centro Cultural la Beneficència offers us its spaces so that we can all enjoy the building together while we try the European delicacies.

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🌴Team building will take place in the best possible environment.
🌍It will be held in the Malvarrosa Pavilion, only a few steps away from the beach.
👙Do not forget to put a swimsuit and a towel in your backpack! Perhaps the best way to create the TEAM is by taking a dip in the sea!

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📯Did you miss news about Valencia 2019?
🌪Do not worry, this is a non-stop!

🏨The "boat" that will host all the participants, sailors and crew of Valencia 2019 will be the Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei.
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Let's turn together this magnificent accomodation into our home for two weeks.
💬Stay tuned, throughout these days we will reveal more secrets!

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🙌We are pleased to inform you that ESIC BUSINESS & MARKETING SCHOOL will welcome us at its Center in Valencia, where both, CMO Training and Committee Work, will take place.
🎇We are convinced that ESIC will be the perfect place that will contribute to make Valencia IS 2019 an unforgettable experience.
Thank you ESIC!

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📯Did you miss news about Valencia 2019?
🌪Do not worry, this is a non-stop!

🏨The "boat" that will host all the participants, sailors and crew of Valencia 2019 will be the Youth Hostel Galileo Galilei.
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Let's turn together this magnificent accomodation into our home for two weeks.
💬Stay tuned, throughout these days we will reveal more secrets!

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⚓️ The Chairs Team of Valencia came together from the 3rd to the 5th of May in Berlin for the Chairs Academic Training (CAT)!

📄 The aim of the weekend was to develop the academic preparation concept and provide the chairs with the necessary tools for the process of committee work.

🎉It was a very productive weekend with both spare time to get to know everyone on the team better and intense work to ensure that Valencia IS 2019 will be a great session at an academic level.

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⚓️The Editor and Editorial Assistants of Valencia came together the past weekend in Warsaw, Poland for an Editorial Weekend!

📈The aim of the weekend was to set out a common vision for the media team, develop a communication strategy for the event and create a timeline of the team's work leading up to the session.

🍤It was a very fruitful weekend full of fun and interesting discussions on how we can make Valencia 2019 a special experience for all participants! Stay tuned and follow European Youth Parliament (EYP) to see our work!

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⚓️ [the sailors greet you]
🏁And finally, the last third of the Officials’ Team of Valencia 2019:
We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the The Chairs Team of the session!

🎓All of them have joined our lovely President Julia Fahy and are already working hard on the academic side of Valencia 2019.

⛵️These amazing individuals will guide their delegates to sail towards new horizons!
Welcome on board!

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⚓️ [the sailors greet you]
🍾 Today, we bring you news hot off the press:
❤️ Give a warm welcome to the amazing people that, together with our Editor Âli Okumuşoğlu, will build the Media Team of the session.
🤳 They will be in charge of capturing every single moment and smile of Valencia 2019 that will wow our hearts tomorrow. Welcome on board!

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