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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[SUCCESSFUL HOs SUMMIT!]

💡From February 8th to 10th, Aritz Labrador and María Granero de la Asunción, current Head Organisers of Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, met up in Berlin with the past and future Project Managers of EYP International Sessions! ⠀ ⠀⠀
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💭 They exchanged knowledge, shared best practices and imparted trainings about the organisation of this kind of events, congrats!

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⏳ ONE MONTH LEFT FOR 'THE FALLES'!

🎇 Lights, gunpowder, monuments, flowers, traditional costumes, music, satire, emotions and a great deal of fun are the ingredients of a unique cocktail known as the Falles Fiestas.

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💼 Making an impact, not only on Valencia 2019 participants, but also on the region of Valencia has been in the spotlight since we presented the Bid for hosting the session. For that reason, it's our utmost pleasure to welcome on Board, Ms. Monica Oltra, Vice-president, Minister for Equality and Inclusive Policies and Spokeperson of the 'Generalitat Valenciana' (Government of the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia)

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💼 The professional development of the delegates and their access to the labour market are two of the main goals of the 90th International Session. Taking into account the passion, interest and vocation of the EYP Members towards the fields of diplomacy, international law and international relations (IR), we are very excited to present you the fourth patron of the Session: Mr. Fernando Fernández Arias, the Ambassador-Director of the Diplomatic School of Spain.

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This is a FINAL CALL! (2 HOURS LEFT!)

🔛 Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Maybe Valencia 2019 is also in your time frame. Believe in yourself, your experience, your vision, your ideas and apply for the Presidency and Media Team Leadership of one of the EYP's flagship events of 2019: Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament.

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FEAR, WHAT IS THAT? (48 HOURS LEFT!)

🔛 If you are reading this and your heart quickened, it was not by chance. Just take into account that fear is a false (f) evidence (e) appearing (a) real (r) and everything you want is on the other side of fear. Maybe Valencia 2019 is also there. Believe in yourself, your experience, your vision, your ideas and apply for the Presidency and Media Team Leadership of one of the EYP's flagship events of 2019: Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament.

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SIX DAYS TO DEPART...

🔛 Time flies and the Call for the President and Editor for Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament will be open for only six more days!

✏ The information about the call, selection criteria and selection panel, as well as the vision of the Head-Organisers, can be found in https://bit.ly/2AiG0le (President) and here: https://bit.ly/2LFam62 (Editor)

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['SUCCESS IS WHERE PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY MEET']

🏗 The 2nd Preparatory Meeting of Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, took place one week ago in Valencia (Spain). In seven months, Spain will host its fifth International Session after Barcelona 1991, Barcelona 1997, Granada 1998 and Barcelona 2014. It will be exactly 5 years since our network organised the last big flagship event in the Southern part of the continent.

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🍾 [2019 IS OUR YEAR!]

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💝 New is the year, new are the hopes, new are the people, new are the spirits, and new are our warm wishes for all of you. Have a promising and fulfilling New Year! Welcome to 2019, welcome to Valencia 2019 - 90th International Session of the European Youth Parliament!

🍀 Our lovely Head Organisers Aritz and María are embracing 2019 right now. Listen to their message!

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