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International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Amsterdam has started!

Under the motto “Ending the Crisis”, the European Youth Parliament is bringing together 300 young people from 36 European countries in Amsterdam until 11 November 2012.

The delegates – aged 16 to 22 – will debate topics that are on the European agenda at the very moment. A special focus of this conference will be on the economic crisis and young, innovative ideas on how to end the crisis. The topics and more about the theme can be found on the website

The event has will now continue with Teambuilding, followed by Committee Work, before moving on to the General Assembly. During Teambuilding, the youngsters are split up into 15 different committees. For two days, they go through a series of activities to get to know each other, learn how to solve problems as a group and how to come to a consensus in an international surrounding. At the end of Teambuilding, the group is ready to start working on their resolutions that will be presented during the General Assembly.

On Monday the 5th of November, the participants will move to The Hague for the Opening Ceremony. During the formal opening of the event in the Ridderzaal, amongst others Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, European Commissioner for Climate Change Connie Hedegaard and Vice President of the European Parliament Rainer Wieland will visit and address the delegates.

Please be in touch with Zahra Runderkamp if you wish to attend the Opening Ceremony.

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About the European Youth Parliament
The European Youth Parliament is one of the largest platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, political educational work and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. It consists of a network of organisations in 36 countries, in which thousands of young people are active in a voluntary capacity.