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Joensuu 2013 19th National Session of EYP Finland

Information Sheet for Officials

Welcome to the National Session! When and where?

For its 19th National Session, European Youth Parliament Finland will take a leap east: the session will be organised in Joensuu on 11–14 January 2013. Joensuu 2013

Joensuu, 11–14 January 2013.

will gather some 180 participants from over 15 European countries to discuss and

Officials are asked to arrive on 10

debate some of the most pressing issues of our time. The session is under the high

January. Who? There will be delegations from both Finland and abroad and an international team of officials.

patronage of Mr Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland. The session will host delegations from both Finland and abroad and have an international team of officials. The Finnish delegations to the session will be selected at the three Regional Sessions of EYP Finland in October–November 2012. At the National Session, delegations will be selected to represent Finland at the International Sessions of the EYP in Munich, Germany, and Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2013.

How much does it cost?

We are now opening the Call for Officials for the National Session; we are looking for The participation fee for Finnish

vice-presidents, editors, chairpersons and journalists. The session will be presided

participants is 35 EUR. There will

by Hanna Ollinen and head-organised by Tim Backhaus and Saga Eriksson.

be no participation fee for foreign officials.

Looking forward to your applications,

Participants need to cover their travel expenses by themselves. Applications You can find the application form at the Alumni Portal. Please submit it

Jari Marjelund

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EYP Finland

How to take part? How to apply?


The Call for Officials for Joensuu 2013 is now open. We are looking for vice-presi-

The session includes a day of of-

dents, editors, chairpersons and journalists. You can find the application form on

ficials’ training, a day of teambuild-

the Alumni Platform at Please submit the form to by Sunday 4 November. Each applicant will be informed of the outcome of the selection by 11 November. EYP Finland places emphasis on the transparency and fairness of the selection procedure. Reasonable balance of nationalities and levels of experience will be pursued,

ing, two days of committee work and a one-day General Assembly. The working language of the session is English. Contact

but the guiding principle will be that of meritocracy. Thus, we encourage all applicants to pay attention to their applications, and the selection panel will also provide

Saga Eriksson, Head Organiser

all rejected applicants with feedback on their applications. Advice on writing applica-

tions may be found on the Guide for New Alumni by EYP CH and EYP FI, available at

Tim Backhaus, Head Organiser

The participation fee for Finnish officials is 35 EUR. There is no participation fee for foreign officials. To avoid cancellations, we kindly encourage all applicants to check their travel options and exam schedules before applying. How to get there? The Helsinki–Vantaa International Airport has direct connections to tens of locations

Joensuu 2013 on Facebook: EYP Finland

all around Europe. From Helsinki, it is possible to either fly or take the train to Joensuu. Ryanair flies to Tampere, Turku and Lappeenranta from a variety of locations,

EYP-Finland ry

and from these locations, it is again possible to take the train to Joensuu.

Oikokatu 5 G 55 00170 Helsinki

All officials are expected to arrive in Joensuu by noon on Thursday 10 January, and the session will end by 5pm on Monday 14 January. Accommodation for extra nights in either Joensuu or other locations will be provided.


The Academy of Finland and EF – Education First are partners of Joensuu 2013.

Joensuu 2013 – Information Sheet for Officials  

Information Sheet for Officials for Joensuu 2013, the 19th National Session of EYP Finland.

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