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FAQ

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO BECOME A MEMBER OF EYP-UKRAINE?

In order to become a member of EYP-Ukraine a person is to fill in an application form, pass the interview (or participate in one of the EYP sessions). The Board of EYP-Ukraine is to consider the application form (and the results of the interview) and approve/disapprove the membership.

IS IT ENOUGH TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM, WHICH I FOUND ON THE WEB-SITE?

No, it is not. You either need to be interviewed by one of the Board Members of EYP-Ukraine during the General Assembly or apply for an EYP session in Ukraine.

WHAT IF I DON’T PASS THE INTERVIEW SUCCESSFULLY?

The aim of an interview is to get to know a person, to clarify the real motivation for joining our Organisation. Usually the interview is just a friendly talk and we accept everyone who complies with the objectives and rules stated in the Charter of EYP-Ukraine.

WHAT LANGUAGES SHOULD I KNOW TO JOIN EYP?

EYP-Ukraine has two official languages – Ukrainian and English. However, the working languages of EYP on the international level are English and French. Knowing all of them will give you an advantage, however French is not obligatory.

ARE EYP OR EYP-UKRAINE RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS?

The EYP stands for European Youth Parliament, a pan-European educational platform for debate, intercultural encounters, educational work and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. EYP-Ukraine stands for International Youth Non-Governmental Organisation ‘European Youth Parliament – Ukraine’, a National Committee of EYP in Ukraine.
Both have nothing to do with religious movements or political parties.

WHEN AND HOW CAN I GO TO THE SESSION?

If you fill in an application form, come to the General Assembly of EYP-Ukraine and pass the interview – you will be subscribed to the ‘eyp-members’ mailing group. It will give you an opportunity to get to know about all EYP events held in Ukraine and abroad. If you filled in an application form and want to apply to the EYP event which is taking place prior to the General Assembly – a separate interview with the Board of EYP-Ukraine can be arranged upon request. In the case you want to apply for Ukrainian session (National Selection, Regional Session or Forum) you can submit application directly to the organising team. If you choose a regional session or other regional EYP event abroad, fill in the application form and submit it to the Board Member on International Activities of EYP-Ukraine (at ia@eyp- ua.org) who is responsible for Ukrainian delegations. The delegations to the International Sessions are selected during the National Selection sessions.

IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE PART IN ALL SESSIONS/CONFERENCES?

No, it is not. Choosing the session to go to is your right.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE PART IN THE SESSION/CONFERENCE AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE?

Taking part in the session as a delegate, you need to cover your travel costs and participation fee. Usually the participation fee doesn’t exceed 50 euros (for regional sessions) and it covers accommodation, food, transportation costs during the session and evening program. Participation fee at the sessions held in Ukraine does not exceed 100 UAH. Important: the only exception is the International Session where participation fee here is fixed – 150 euro, since the event lasts for 10 days and its agenda usually is particularly saturated.

WHAT DO YOU USUALLY DISCUSS DURING CW?

CW stands for ‘committee work’. During the committee work the delegates work on the current issues of European politics and compose a joint resolution, which is to be debated during the General Assembly. Usually the topic of discussion contains a problem which is important to European society as a whole. While working in committees the delegates are to analyse the current situation within the problem discussed and to suggest possible ways to solve the problem.

WHAT IS GA OR GENERAL ASSEMBLY?

In EYP-Ukraine ‘General Assembly’ or GA describes two events: 1) General Assembly (Загальнізбори) is a regular general meeting of the members of organisation which includes: presentations of sessions attended, reporting about the activities of organisation and work of the Board, conducting interviews for newcomers, discussing working issues of organisation et al.
2) General Assembly (Генеральнаасамблея) is the concluding part of each EYP session when the resolutions produced by the committees are presented, debated and voted for.

HOW MANY EYP SESSIONS/CONFERENCES ARE CONDUCTED PER YEAR?

All in all more than 100 events are organised every year. Each of 35 National Committees conducts at least one National Selection Session and one Regional Session/Forum per year. In addition 3 International Sessions are usually held during the year – in spring, summer and autumn.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ABROAD MAY I ATTEND?

As many as you wish (and can). All you need is to be selected, notify International Activities Board Member, and arrange the travel and visa issue (if needed).

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?

It depends on the type of the session. National Session (or National Selection Session) lasts for 3-4 days. Regional Session/Forum lasts up to 7 days. International Sessions last for 10 days.

WHAT IS AN INTERNATIONAL SESSION?

International Sessions in autumn, spring and summer are known to be the most important and expected EYP events of the year. It is a 10-days youth conference which gathers approximately 230 delegates, 30 teachers, 30 chairpersons (moderators) and journalists from 35 National Committees to discuss and resolve the urgent European issues. International Sessions are organised by National Committees (they apply on a competitive basis in order to get the right to conduct an International Session) in close cooperation with the EYP International Office located in Berlin, Germany. National Committees select their delegations to autumn and spring International Sessions during National Selection conferences held locally. Summer International Sessions are attended by EYP delegates.

WHAT IS AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM?

International Forum is an event, which last up to 7 days and gathers near 150 delegates in one of the EYP countries. The National Committee may decide whether to conduct an International Forum or not. Applications for International Forum are collected by the Board member on International Activities and submitted directly to the organising team.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL SESSION AND INTERNATIONAL FORUM?

The major differences are in duration, number of participants and the procedure of their selection. International session is supported and organised along with EYP International Office while International Forum is the initiative of a National Committee. In general, International Forum is much alike with the Regional Session, only longer and may have more participants.

IS IT A PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL SESSION?

Yes, it is. International Session gathers delegations selected by experienced Jury Members and recommended by Chairpersons (moderators) during National Selection Sessions all over Europe. Individual applications are not accepted.

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GO TO THE ONE OF INTERNATIONAL SESSIONS?

First of all you have to become a member of EYP-Ukraine, than attend National Selection Session as a delegate and in case that you are selected, go to the International Session as EYP-Ukraine representative.