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Session vision 28th August - 1st September
vision for the sessionÂ Life is similar to a bus ride. The journey begins when we board the bus. We meet people along our way of which some are strangers, some friends and some strangers yet to be friends. There are stops at intervals and people board in. At times some of these people make their presence felt, leave an impact through their grace, beauty or experience on us fellow passengers while on other occasions they remain indifferent. If our minds carry a heavy burden of past, we will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of our consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.
vision for the session With “Be here now” as my motto for the session, I want all of its participants to root themselves here, in the presence. To think, what we can do now, leaving the past behind. To think about our actions right here, right now, because they have impact on what we will see in the future. We happened to live in difficult times, driven by crises and uncertainty. It may seem like we’re now busier than ever. With the academic theme of the session EU 2.0: Post Europe and the aftermath of the crisis, the participants will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in discussions that will enable them to come up with answers to the most critical question of what the EU should be and represent. Over the past few years, the world has been faced with a number of crises on areas ranging from financial to refugee, energy and nationalism. Member States are trying to mitigate the consequences that have resulted from these events and set the foundations for a sustainable and prosperous future. The EU is at a critical crossroad between the past and the future, trying to shape the EU of tomorrow.
vision for the Board A board of the session plays a crucial role throughout all of the session, being responsible for the academic pre-session preparation, as well as continuous support for all of the officials, putting emphasis on the Chairsteam. VicePresidents should not be overwhelmed with the unbearable amount of work as the experience must also be educative and stimulating for them.
The main focus of the Board will be planning the pre-session preparation, Chairs Academic Training and constant observation and evaluation of the Chairpersons’ performance. This will include interactive video modules and skype meetings tailored to one’s expectations. Everyone is different and the main aim should be to embrace all the various needs. When it comes to training directly before the session the emphasis should be put on exchanging ideas and experience. Moreover, the Vice-Presidents will be involved in planning the academic preparation process based on interactive Topic Overviews.
vision for the Board Secondly, the President as well as the Vice-Presidents will focus on individual mentoring and supporting the Chairsteam during periodical Buddy Group meetings. Each member of the Board will aim to develop one to one relations so as to improve the work of the whole team through individual scheme of corrections and strategy of personal development. The board will endeavour to assist in helping each chair to meet their development objectives for the session. The ambition about the training is to work out a common innovative training strategy, not only focusing on its form but also on content, reaching far beyond the ordinary charing academic training. In terms of structure of the work inside the Board, I aim to have “flat board” where all members are equal and they work on the same level, within theirs subgroups and specific portfolios. VPs will act as ‘co-presidents’ and share board tasks evenly with the session President. They will not be chairing committees.
vision for the editor(s) The Media team will be given absolute freedom in conveying their ideas. As President of the session I hereby invite them to pursue and embrace the theme of the session alongside with the building blocks of the my vision while being free to choose their own means and ways of expression. The work of the Media Team is mostly based on results. It's about affecting the session community in the most progressive way. However we encourage Editor(s) alongside to challenge themselves in finding a new and innovative ways of doing so. Diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence is a beneficial change in the modern landscape.
vision for the editor(s) Editor(s) should be committed to fostering collaboration between and within the Officialsâ€™ Teams, and also to encouraging strong bonds between the Chair and Media Team Member of the committee. The Media Teamâ€™s presence and involvement with the academic preparations of the session would be appreciated, though beyond this, Editor(s) have the freedom to explore their creative boundaries . Moreover, the Editor(s) will play a crucial role in the leadership team of the session, being invited to take part in the meetings with Head-Organisers and President.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATIONS!
Maciek KryÅ„ski President of the 12th National Session of EYP Cyprus