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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🎉 VALENCIA 2019 BEGINS TODAY!

👋 EYP Media offers a wide-array of opportunities to explore new technologies and techniques of producing content. At Valencia, we would like to take a new perspective onto the way we can valuable moments with the rest of the world. We will aim to give you a front-seat at all major events of the session - ranging from our Opening Ceremony to General Assembly.
#EYPInnovation #ValenciaIS #360 #VR #EYP

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📸 #BeValencia2019 - Cobertura de Prensa

🗞 Valencia 2019 está a un día de hacerse realidad y todo está preparado para la bienvenida de los participantes. La ciudad levantina está pendiente del desarrollo de la sesión con el primero de los artículos publicados por los medios locales.

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2️⃣ DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENCIA 2019!

📸 The Media Team Event will be a session event dedicated to coming together and celebrating various creative media together. We will aim to engage participants in not only seeing projects of the Media Team, but also partaking in their making and interacting with them.

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#WeAreFamily | #SomFamilia

👐🏼 Crear un ambiente cómodo e inclusivo, en el que cada uno de los participantes de Valencia 2019 se sienta respetado y valorado en todo momento, es uno de los principales objetivos del evento.

🎖 Por esta misma razón ,y porque admiramos su trabajo, estamos enormemente agradecidos a Dña. María Vicenta Mestre Escrivá, Rectora de la Universitat de València, por formar parte del Comité de Honor de Valencia 2019.

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3️⃣ DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENCIA 2019!

🧘 In promoting the well-being of all participants, Valencia 2019 will place a specific focus on how we manage our time, and the time we expect from others. Efficiency and consideration are ways in which we hope we can offer practical tools to promote well-being at the event.
#EYPInnovation #WellBeing #ValenciaIS #EYP

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4️⃣ DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENCIA 2019!

🚣🏽‍♂️ At times, organising an event can get very cold and machine-like. Valencia 2019 is aiming to include personal projects as part of our organising strategy. The idea behind this lies in an old Greek myth; Argo was the ship in which Jason and his fellow argonauts sailed from Yolco in search of the golden fleece. The prow of the Argo had the gifts of speech and prophecy because it had been made of oak from the oracle of Dodona. Argo and his crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera.

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5️⃣ DAYS LEFT UNTIL VALENCIA 2019!

🕊️ The Chairs team of Valencia 2019 will be looking at academics a bit differently. Rather than focusing on the ‘product’ of this event as the ‘resolution’, the team will explore the opportunity to maximise the skills and experiences that delegates, and all participants, can gain along the way.

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💡 With just a few days to go until we get together in Valencia, we would like to introduce you to a new series - and a new EYP hashtag! We will be highlighting how Valencia will be innovating in EYP and how YOU can share your sessions innovative elements with our network!

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🖥 FUNDAMENTALS OF AFTER EFFECTS with Anthony 🇫🇮
🕔 Friday 19:30 CEST, July 19th

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🛶 Relocation of refugees due to poor conditions, the Dublin deadlock, reforming our current asylum policies. Sofie covers it all in this video about human rights!

#Asylum #Refugees #ValenciaIS #EYP

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