Regional Sessions of EYP Finland Information Sheet for Officials Kuopio | 25–27 October Turku | 1–3 November Tampere | 8–10 November Oulu | 22–24 November
Welcome to the Regional Sessions! Kuopio 2013 25–27 October Head-organised by Tuusa Eriksson, Rebecca Kiiski and Veera Verkasalo. Turku 2013 1–3 November Head-organised by Ian Perring, Sofia Rostén and Valtteri Valtanen.
European Youth Parliament Finland will organise its annual Regional Sessions for the sixth time in 2013. The sessions will take place in Kuopio, Turku, Tampere and Oulu in October and November. The Regional Sessions act as a preliminary round for the 20th National Session of EYP Finland, to be held in Vantaa in January 2014. Since 2008, the Regional Sessions of EYP Finland have been a gateway to the world of EYP for thousands of high school students in Finland. They have also gained a solid reputation as high-quality events among the international EYP community, as indicated by the high number of applications for officials’ posts in the recent years. With an unprecedented four sessions this year, we are offering a total of almost a hundred officials’ posts! EYP Finland now welcomes you all to apply for another round of Regional Sessions
Tampere 2103 8–10 November
in Finland. The call is open for vice-presidents, editors, chairs and journalists. The sessions in Kuopio, Turku and Tampere will each host a team of 16 chairs (including the board), eight journalists and 1–2 editors; the session in Oulu will have a team of
Head-organised by Iida Lyly and
12 chairs, six journalists and 1–2 editors. We are looking for diverse teams in terms
of both experience and nationality.
Welcome to the Regional Sessions!
22–24 November Head-organised by Silja Tuovinen and Mari Ylivaikko. Jari Marjelund President EYP Finland
How to take part? How to apply?
Each Regional Session will host an international team of officials – chairs, journalists
Each session includes a day
and organisers. You can apply for multiple sessions and positions. The call is now open
of officials’ training, a day of
and will be closed on 25 August. You can find the application form on the Alumni Plat-
teambuilding, a day of commit-
form at http://alumni.eypej.org/archives/36087. Please submit the form to applica-
tee work and a one-day General
firstname.lastname@example.org. Each applicant will be informed of the outcome of the selection
within two weeks of the deadline. The working language of the EYP Finland places emphasis on the transparency and fairness of the selection pro-
sessions is English.
cedure. Reasonable balance of nationalities and levels of experience will be pursued, 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 all rejected applicants with feedback on their applications upon request.
On all issues related to the Regional Sessions, please contact
The participation fee for Finnish officials is 25 EUR. There is no participation fee for
contact Alexander Proctor at
foreign officials, but the participants need to cover their travel expenses.
How to get there? Regional Sessions on Facebook: The Helsinki–Vantaa International Airport has direct connections to dozens of locations all around Europe, and Tampere, Turku and Kuopio are easily reached from Helsinki by train or bus. The train trip from Helsinki to Oulu takes some time but is quite pleasant, and Oulu can also be reached by plane from Helsinki and Stockholm. Ryanair flies to Tampere from a variety of locations, and certain low-cost airliners fly to Turku. As officials are expected to arrive by noon on the Thursday before each session, it is rather likely that you need to arrive in Finland already on the Wednesday.
European Youth Parliament Finland â€“ EYP-Finland ry Uudenmaankatu 15 A 5, 00120 Helsinki http://www.eypfinland.org email@example.com