Elements of an EYP Session
An EYP Session is split into three distinct parts and takes place over a weekend; Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly. The basic idea of a session is that the delegates come together in Committees, with each Committee discussing a different European related topic. Having taken part in team building exercises, the delegates participate in Committee Work, producing a resolution on their topic which is then debated in General Assembly.
This part of the session focuses on developing communication and group dynamics among the delegates in a committee. Under the direction of an experienced and trained young chairperson, each committee engages in a variety of activities together.
This is the main working part of the session, in which each committee concerns themselves with their assigned relevant topic. The delegates brainstorm and debate their issue, eventually coming to compromises and forming a joint opinion and vision to deal with the problem put in front of them. Their solutions are delivered in the form of Resolutions, a booklet outlining the issues they identified within the topic and solutions to said issues.
This element of the session aims to simulate the workings of the European Parliament. All committees gather and following the procedures of the European Parliament present their resolutions to the assembly.
Here is a handy information guide for students and teachers, with further information on our sessions. Feel free to take a look!