23rd NSC : President of the Session Welcome Note

Dear all,

I would like to welcome you to the website of the 23rd National Selection Conference of EYP Greece!

This spring, you will have the chance to meet over 100 fellow Greek delegates in order to engage in fruitful discussions on things that matter. In the city where democracy was born, you will take the lead in proposing innovative ideas in complex problems of our European daily lives, making a difference and meeting new people, new friends.

The motto of the European Union is “United in Diversity”. European Youth Parliament, since its creation, has been actively proving this via collaborating, debating and unanimity. This is a stand for the youth to take matters in their own hands and have a say in the course our world has set. Through the 3 full days of our session, a packed program of basic EYP elements and various social events will create a perfect environment for learning and fun.

I look forward to this diverse and unique experience and cannot wait to meet and welcome you in person in Athens.

Sincerely yours,

Konstantinos Emmanouil,
President of Athens 2011 – 23rd National Selection Conference of EYP Greece

23rd National Selection Conference – Welcome, everyone!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is now something more than a month left until the next National Selection Conference of EYP Greece. This year, the 23rd NSC will be held in Athens, 12-14 of March. More or less, 160 participants from all over Europe will set their foot in the beautiful city of Athens and make this session a reality. Once again, a colorful bunch of new young people will have their say over a variety of European Affairs and be given an opportunity to join the community of EYP.
The National Selection Conference will help young delegates get in touch with the decision making process of the EU, establish contact with other young Europeans and also provide the Greek EYP community with a group of 30 people that will represent EYP Greece in regional sessions and among them a group of 8 that will be chosen to attend the International Session in Zagreb, Croatia, next October.

It is therefore time for us to cut the red ribbon and let it roll!

EYP Greece would like to invite the whole of the EYP Community to join us in our efforts to make this session a wonderful and memorable experience for both the experienced members and the first-timers.
As the preparations for the 23rd NSC gather momentum, we invite you all to unleash your creativity and innovation, think of your up-coming visit to Athens and start planning.

You can also visit our page on Facebook, right here.

Committee Topics 22nd NSC

Thessaloniki 2010 – 22nd National Selection Conference of EYP Greece
COMMITTEE TOPICS

.pdf version

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)

In reponse to recent talks in the USA, how should Europe work with the international community to prevent further acceleration of instability and create a lasting peaceful settlement in the “New Middle East”?

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development  (AGRI)

With the world demand for food expected to double by 2050, what role should the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) play in providing Europe’s population in an affordable and sustainable way after 2013?

Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

Making EU a competitive and knowledge based economy: How should the EU shape its post-Lisbon Agenda educational policies to further foster innovation?

Committee on Development (DEVE)

The year of the Haitian earthquake and floods in Pakistan: how should the EU organise itself to react most appropriately to future humanitarian crises?

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

With the European Commission proposing an enactment of new tax policies and bank resolution funds to tackle future economic crises, how should the EU seek to achieve long-term economic sustainability?

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs I (EMPL)

With over 20% of young Europeans aged 16-24 unemployed, what more can be done to ensure that this generation of potential workers does not become irreversibly excluded from the labour market?

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

Smoking bans and alcohol restrictions: To what extent does the State have a role to educate and protect its citizens’ health and what strategy should it adopt?

Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

Living in an age on feminism: How can the EU strike a balance between protecting women’s rights and avoiding discrimination towards men?

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I (LIBE I)

In light of recent French moves to repatriate Roma, what should be done to ensure that minority communities of Europe have equal rights all over Europe?

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs II (LIBE II)

With rising concerns over increasing government control of Internet, how should Europe find the balance between freedom of expression on-line and the strengthening of Internet security?