Vilnius 2018 - 87th International Session of the European Youth Parliament

14/07/2018 to 22/07/2018
   

Learning From the Past, Shaping the Future

The 87th International Session of the EYP will take place from 14-22 July 2018 in Vilnius. A city with a unique harmony of historical architecture and modern development, Vilnius is a fitting environment for generating ideas for the future. Inspired by Lithuania's 100 year anniversary, the theme of the session is "Learning From the Past, Shaping the Future". Participants will explore the importance of past occurrences and their reflection in rationally building the future. Moreover, they will be able to discover how the cause-and-effect relationship of the past, present and future has affected them and Europe as a whole. The Head Organisers of the session are Emilija Rakštelytė, Gintarė Valėnaitė and Vilius Paškevičius. Their team is working hard to create a memorable event for all participants. Stay tuned for calls for the session leadership and other participants - these will follow in the next few months. For more information, contact the organising team at participantsvilnius2018@eyp.lt or visit the session's Facebook page.

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How much rule of law, liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms mean to you?

With the European Commission’s decision to launch Article 7 disciplinary procedures against Poland, continuing concerns about civil rights in Hungary and the rise of far-right parties in many national parliament, LIBE chaired by Nikola Vranes will discuss whether the EU should take further action to protect these values.

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Have you ever tried downloading all the data Facebook, Amazon or Google know about you? 😲

Often it is hard for smaller companies and startups to keep up with a competition like this, and that is why IMCO chaired by Kevin Boland will discuss whether the European Union should support them more against these market "goliaths", and also how the European citizens as customers and their data should be protected.

The video was prepared by Jan Franciszek Adamski and edited by Toms Kristiāns Ozoliņš.

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Welcome to Vilnius 2018! 🇱🇹

For the the past two days, the participants of the session have been arriving to the beautiful city of Vilnius. The officials spent the these days preparing for our participants arrival through taking part in trainings and workshops. They very excited to finally meet the delegates!

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What would you say if your government decided to pay you and everyone in your country an equal unconditional stipend every month? 💰

EMPL I under the guidance of Aleksander Masternak will shed a light on what is called a Universal Basic Income, an alternative to the current welfare systems accross Europe, and will give their stance on whether European governments should consider this approach.

The video was prepared and edited by Nora Schmiedbauer and co-edited by Toms Kristiāns Ozoliņš.

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The Euroconcert will showcase the participants' talents in singing, dancing or playing an instrument.

We are delighted that this event will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania!

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Can you even imagine having officially no nationality? Have you ever heard of stateless people 🏳❔

You can find out who these people are and what challenges they face in our new topic video.

The Committee on Human Rights led by Christine Hanna Meiser will be discussing how European governments can improve their identification and protection so as to ensure they can access and exercise their fundamental rights.

The video was made by Jan Franciszek Adamski.

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Do you have a close one that has suffered from a mental health issue?

Delegates of ENVI I chaired by Sabrina Ariana Mellerowic will try to find ways how to promote good mental health among young people in Europe as awareness of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety grow, but the prevalence of mental disorders sadly still remains high.

The video was prepared by Jure Susnik and edited by Toms Kristiāns Ozoliņš.

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The session will be formally opened during the Opening Ceremony held at the The Church of Sts. Johns.

An event held at such an inspiring venue will surely benefit all the participants in all their efforts during the session.

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How many countries ashore Baltic Sea have you visited? 🌊

Delegates of ENVI II (chaired by Elina Makela) will be debating how should the EU continue to support the development of the region while also protecting the sea’s ecosystem, as the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme comes to a conclusion in 2020.

Watch the Media Team's latest topic video to find out what the programme is and what problems the topic contain!

The video was prepared by Jure Susnik and edited by Alex Raicu.

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What do you think is the reason behind women being a minority in politics? 👩

FEMM led by Mariann Jüriorg will be discussing whether European governments should take measures to encourage higher level of female participation.

The video was made by Yannika Rönnqvist.

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