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RESOLUTIONBOOKLET TAMPEREREGIONALSESSION2022

THECOMMITTEEONAGRICULTUREANDRURALDEVELOPMENT(AGRI) 4

THECOMMITTEEONCULTUREANDEDUCATION(CULT) 6

THECOMMITTEEONECONOMICANDMONETARYAFFAIRS(ECON) 8

THECOMMITTEEONENVIRONMENT,PUBLICHEALTHANDFOODSAFETY(ENVI) 10

THECOMMITTEEONWOMENʼSRIGHTSANDGENDEREQUALITY(FEMM) 12

THECOMMITTEEONLEGALAFFAIRS(JURI) 14

THECOMMITTEEONCIVILLIBERTIES,JUSTICEANDHOMEAFFAIRS(LIBE) 16

THECOMMITTEEONTRANSPORTANDTOURISM 18

Tableofcontent

GeneralAssemblyProcedure

ProgrammeoftheGeneralAssembly

8:00

8:15

OpeningoftheGeneralAssembly

MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonAgricultureandRuralDevelopment

9:00 MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonCultureandEducation

9:45 Coffeebreak

10:15

MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonEconomicandMonetaryAffairs

11:00 MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonEnvironment,PublicHealthand FoodSafety

11:45 Lunch

12:30

MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonWomenʼsRightsandGenderEquality

13:15 MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonLegalAffairs

14:00 Coffeebreak

14:30

MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonCivilLiberties,JusticeandHome Affairs

15:15 MotionforaResolutionbytheCommitteeonTransportandTourism

16:00 ClosingCeremony

17:00 Departures

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Generalrules:

● Committees havetheabilitytousetheircommitteechannel(WhatsApp,Messenger, Instagram&Discord) forcommunicationduringGA.

● EachcommitteewillbeaffordedtwoDirectResponsesperdebate

● Thechairpersonwillbeinchargeofraisingtheircommitteesʼplacards.

● All delegates are encouraged to vote andrefrainfromabstainingunlesstheyhaveatrue moralconflict.

● Resolutionspassiftheyreceivemorevotesinfavourthanagainst,otherwise,they fail

● Delegatesshouldaffordequalrespecttoalldebatesasiftheyweretheirown.

● TheauthorityoftheBoardisabsolute.

Procedure:

Upto40 45minspermotionforaresolution

● Readingoutofthetopicsentence(board)

● Delegatesgothroughtheresolution(3minutestosilentlyreadthroughthedocument)

● Defencespeechbyproposingcommittee(upto3minutes)

● Positionspeeches eitherinfavouroragainstthedebatedresolutionbyothercommittees (2x15minutes)

● Responsetopositionspeechesbytheproposingcommittee(1.5minutes)

● Opendebate:(25 30minutes)

1stroundofdebate 3 5points&Responsebyproposingcommittee

Responsetotheroundofdebatebytheproposingcommittee(1minute)

2ndroundofdebate 3 5points&Responsebyproposingcommittee

Responsetotheroundofdebatebytheproposingcommittee(1minute)

3ndroundofdebate 3 5points&Responsebyproposingcommittee

Responsetotheroundofdebatebytheproposingcommittee(1minute)

● Summationspeechbytheproposingcommittee(3minutes)

● Voting

Speeches:

Defencespeech

Thisspeechisusedbytheproposingcommitteetoexplaintheproposedresolution Itisusedto explain the underlying goals and motives of the committee and to show how the current resolutionisanefficientwaytoreachthosegoals.Itismorefactualandlogicalthanemotional.

Positionspeech

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Aer the defence speech, two committees will be recognised to deliver two proposition speeches: either in favour or against the proposed resolution. The speeches should support/disagree with the goals of the committee and/or the general direction of the resolution.Theyshouldnotconsistofalistofpoints.

Summationspeech

The summation speech will be used to convince the Assembly to vote in favour of the proposedresolution.

Roundsofdebate:

● Therewillbethreeroundsofdebate.

● The board will recognise a varying number of committees to ask a question or make a pointdependingontimebeforereturningtotheproposingcommitteeforaresponse

● Thechairwillraisethecommitteeʼsplacardwhenadelegatewantstospeak.

● CommitteesmayusetheirDirectResponsestojumpthequeueonlyinthisportionofthe debate.

● Thechairpersonisresponsibleforensuringtheorderofspeakerswithinthecommittee.

● Points should refer to either Because Clauses or Operative Clauses of the resolution, focusingononesingularcohesiveidea.

● Delegatesareencouragedtoproposealternativesolutionsandenrichthedebate,makeit more constructive and help the proposing committee consider new perspectives rather thansimplyaskingforclarificationintheformofaquestion

Directresponses:

This placard can only be used to directly answer a point of the Open Debate The Direct Responseshouldrefertothecoreofthelastpointmadeandnotjustbeonthesametopic.The DirectResponsecanonlyberaisedtwoperdebatepercommittee.IfaDirectResponseismisused, itstillcountsasused.

Voting:

● ThevoteswillbecollectedbytheChairpersonsviatheirpreferredmethod

● Thechairpersonofeachcommitteewillraisetheirplacardstoindicatethatallvotes havebeencollected.

● Theboardwillthencalluponthechairpersonstoorallycallouttheirvotes eg

● Voteswillbecalledoutintheformat:Infavour,Against,Abstaining,Absent(4,6,2,0)

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY THECOMMITTEEONAGRICULTUREANDRURAL DEVELOPMENT(AGRI)

Wearewhatweeat:The2020FarmtoForkstrategyrepresentsthefirststepstowardsa sustainablefoodsystemandaddressingthemostpressingenvironmentalchallenges theEUfacestoday.HowcantheEUreducetheimpactofanimalagricultureand promotehealthierandenvironmentally friendlyplantbasedfoodalternatives?

Submittedby: Gemma Bussacconi (Lauttakylän lukio), Katherine Cao (University of Helsinki), Alexandra Filipova (European School of Helsinki), Aino Kylälehtonen (Pellonpuiston koulu), Juan José Motta (Sammon keskuslukio), Henrik Tamminen (Raudaskylän kristillinen kansanopisto), Vilma Tikka (Jyväskylän Lyseonlukio),SamAli(FR,Chairperson),SakuLeskinen(FI,Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament aims to find flexible solutions within the agricultural industry, achieve more efficient food supply, and create a more competitive agricultural market by working towards an independent, Europe-focusedagriculturepolicy, because

● Highlevelsofmeatconsumptionisoneofthekeyfactorscausingandaccelerating climatechange,

● Smallfarmsaremajorplayersintheagriculturalsectorandimprovetheconditions inruralregions,

● ThecurrentfoodsystemintheEUheavilyreliesonimportedfood,

● Fertilisers used in the agricultural activity have also been causing environmental problemssuchaseutrophication1 ,

● TheeatinghabitsofEuropeansareunsustainableastheyerodenaturalresources,

1 Eutrophicationistheadditionofnutrientstowaterinlakesandrivers,whichencouragesplantgrowth thatcantakeoxygenfromthewaterandkillfishandotheranimals.

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● According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) an estimated one third of all food producedisbeingwasted;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. Calls upon the European Commission to establish a multimedia campaign to promoteawarenesson:

a) theconsumptionofmeatanditsnegativerepercussion, b) importanceofreducingfoodwaste;

2. AskstheCounciloftheEuropeanUniontosetanagendaonencouragingpeopleto join formal and non formal education programmesrelatedtoconsumerattitudes towardsmeatconsumption;

3. DemandstheEuropeanCommissiontoagreeoncreatingalegaldefinitionofsmall farms;

4. Further encourages the European Commission to support programmes making smallfarmsmoreprofitable;

5. Suggests Member States to experiment with social innovations, such as urban farming2 andcommunity supportedagriculturetoreducefoodimporting;

6. Directs the European Commission to explore sustainable and non harmful alternatives to the phosphorus, nitrogen, and other plant nutrients used in agriculture

2 Urbanfarmingisraisingcropsincities.Thiscanbedonebysettingupsmallfarmsonrooops, gardens,balconiesetceterawherepeoplecangogrowtheirownproductsandlatersellorleave themforotherstotake.

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY THECOMMITTEEONCULTUREANDEDUCATION(CULT)

FutureofCulture:Europeʼsculturalminoritieshavehistoricallyfacedoppressionand discrimination,rangingfromculturalsuppressionwhileinpresentdaytheircultures andlanguagesareseveralthreatenedbyextinction.Consideringtheirincreasing jeopardy,howcantheEUhelpinpreservingtheminoritygroupsʼlanguagesand cultures,aswellasensuringtheirequaltreatmentinsociety?

Submittedby: Marium Abdelaziz (Helsingin Saksalainen Koulu), Helle Elisa Olivia Erkkola (Sammon keskuslukio), Sandra Junnila (Kankaanpään yhteislyseo), Hsa Htoo Kʼpaw (Lauttakylän lukio), Hilda Albertiina Pesämaa (Raudaskylän lukio), Aino Sainio (Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu), Vini Venetvaara (Lycée franco finlandaisdʼHelsinki),MariaPeres(PT,Chairperson)

TheEuropeanYouthParliamentaimstospreadthesensibilityofminoritycultures and languages, to improve multiculturalism, and prevent autochthonous3 languagesfromgoingextinct,

because

● Prejudicesandstereotypesbasedonethnicgroupscausedbythelackofeducation andbackgroundoftheindividualsarestillremarking,

● Recognisedofficiallanguagesareoverridingminoritylanguages,

● There are not enough possibilities to learn new languages, including minority languages,

● Some school subjects are presented as more relevant than others, thus putting morepressureonstudentstofocusonthem,

● Mostschoolsdonotoffermanycoursesonminoritylanguages,leadingtostudents choosingonlythespecificofferedlanguagecourses,

3 Autochthonousminoritiesandlanguagesreferstotheethnicgroupsandthelanguagesspoken withinthesegroupsthatappearedinsomeregionsduetohistory,theresultfromthedevelopment ofstateborders,andotherevents.

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● The language barrier towards immigrants leads to alackofopportunitiesintheir socio economicenvironments,

● Parents belonging to minority groups avoid teaching their children their own languagesandculturesinfearofdiscrimination; TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. EncouragesMemberStatestoputaminimumquotaforrepresentativesofminority culturesinnationalparliaments;

2. CallsupontheMemberStatestoreviewtheirschoolcurriculainorderto: a) createbalancebetweenartsandsciences,humanities,andculture, b) ensurerepresentationofminoritylanguages, c) includemoreculturalactivities;

3. Invites Member States to raise training for social and healthcare workers specialisedinmultilingualismandimmigration;

4 Directs the European Commission to support Member States in launching educational programmes to empower parents to raise their children in a multiculturalmanner.

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY THECOMMITTEEONECONOMICANDMONETARY AFFAIRS(ECON)

AFloortoStandon:Recent2022citizens'initiativeiscallingupontheEuropean Commissiontopresentaproposalforuniversalbasicincome(UBI)andcountries suchasFinlandhavealreadyconductedexperimentsassessingthemodelʼs effectivenesswithpositiveresults.WhatstrategyshouldtheEUfollowonthe implementationofUBIwithinitsMemberStates?

Submittedby: Emilia Berndtsson (Gymnasium Lärkan), Ansa Suvi Tuulikki Ekman (Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu), Taisia Hottola (Ressun lukio), Niilo Innamaa (Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu), Miska Markos Viljami Järvenpää (Tampereen lyseon lukio), Sofianna Kläusler (EteläTapiolan lukio), Luna AnniinaLindblad(Helsinginkielilukio),LuiseNurminen(Turunnormaalikoulun lukio), Yupar Win Thu (Mäntän lukio), Pete Tran (Mäntän lukio), Heta Maria Uotila (Lauttakylän lukio), Max Jensen (SE, Chairperson), Louisa Theunissen (NL,Chairperson)

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The European Youth Parliament aims to improve the living conditions of all EU citizens by facilitating the implementation and understanding of universalbasic income(UBI)schemes,whichwillprovidealladultcitizensoftheEUwithanequal monetaryamounteachmonth, because ● SomeEUcitizenshaveanegativeattitudetowardsUBI, ● LackofresearchaboutUBIanditʼslongtermsustainability, ● The EU consists of 27 sovereign Member States with different socio economic circumstances, ● FundsprovidedthroughUBIschemesmaybemisusedbyindividuals, ● AflexibleUBIschemecanbeaneffectivetooltocombatfuturecrisesintheEU, 8

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● Ofthetendencyfortraditionalwelfaresystemstodisincentiveworkingassubsidies areprogressivelyreduced;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. Calls upon European Commission to establish a multimedia campaign on the positiveimpactsandoutcomesofexistingUBIschemes;

2 InvitestheMemberStatestoconductmoreexperimentsonUBI;

3 RequeststheMemberStatestosetthemonthlyamountprovidedbyUBIschemes tobeabovetheirrespectivepovertyline4;

4. RequeststheMemberStatestoraisethetaxonalcoholandtobaccoproducts;

5. Encourages Member States to investigate the feasibility of replacing traditional welfareschemeswithUBI;

6. Invites the European Commission to create a common framework on implementationofUBIacrosstheEU;

7. Calls upon the European Commission to consider the benefits of the implementationofUBIschemesinfuturecrises

4 Thepovertylineisthe estimated minimum level of income needed to secure the necessities of life

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THECOMMITTEEONENVIRONMENT,PUBLICHEALTH ANDFOODSAFETY(ENVI)

Letʼsgogreener:InternationalEnergyAgencywarningthatfuturefossilfuelsprojects mustbeabandonedinorderfortheworldtoreachnetzerocarbonemissionsby2050 andenvironmentalprotectionissuesstartingtopresentnationally.Whatmeasures shouldtheEUtakeinordertoreachtheagreement'sgoalsandensurenetzero carbonemissionsby2050?

Submittedby: Jamie Castro (European School of Helsinki), Veera Kariniemi (Raudaskylän lukio),OliviaLevula(Kankaanpäänyhteislyseo),VeeraMailinen(Kuopionlyseon lukio), Sofie Mäkinen(Turunnormaalikoulu),AinoRanta(Lahdenlyseonlukio), Aada Selkämää (Tampereen lyseon lukio), Otso Somerla (Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio), Ina Väisänen (Lahden yhteiskoulun lukio), Henni Joutasniemi (FI, Chairperson),NeaSofiaRikala(FI,Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament aims to transition from fossil fuel-basedenergy sourcestosustainableenergyanddevelopitʼssustainableenergysector, because

● Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is necessary to reach netzeroby 2050,

● In 2022 energy inflation rates have gone up to 27% in the EU due to the Russia UkraineWar,

● Anincreaseintheuseofrenewableenergyisneededtoslowdownclimatechange,

● Investing in new clean energy infrastructures can be more difficult for some EU countries,

● About $4 trillion a year needs to be invested in renewable energy until 2030 to allowustoreachnetzeroemissionsby2050,

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● An estimated 6.5 million deaths are caused by breathing in air pollution coming fromtheuseoffossilfuels,

● The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the transition towards net zeroemissionswillleadtoanoverallincreaseinenergysectorjobs;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1 EncouragestheEuropeanCommissiontoprotectanddevelopcarbonsinks5;

2. RequeststheIEAtofundresearchontheimprovementofnuclearpoweraswellas renewableenergybyenforcingmoresafetyprecautions;

3. SuggestsMemberStatestotaxvehicleownersincitiestoencouragepeopletouse publictransportationincities;

4. Urges the European Environment Agency to educate the general public about sustainableenergybyorganisingworkshops,conferences,andmediacampaigns;

5. Invites the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) to support Member States in financingtheconstructionofsustainableenergysources.

5 CarbonSinks:Acarbonsinkisanythingthatabsorbsmorecarbonfromtheatmospherethanit releases.

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THECOMMITTEEONWOMENʼSRIGHTSANDGENDER EQUALITY(FEMM)

TheBirdsandtheBees:AccordingtotheEuropeanUnionAgencyforFundamentalRights (FRA)surveypublishedin2015,mostEUmemberstatesarguedthattheschoolcurriculum doesnotincludeanyinformationaboutsexualorientationandgenderidentity,while approximately22%ofyoungpeopleratetheirrelationshipsandsexeducationasʻbadʼor ʻverybadʼ.WhatstepsshouldEUtaketoensureyoungpeopleareequippedwithallthe sexualhealthinformationtheyneedtolivefulfillinglives?

Submittedby: DoanPhuongAnh(Mäntänlukio),AaroEräranta(SammonKeskuslukio),BuiThu Hanh (Mäntän lukio), Anna Maslova (Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio), Johanna Melin (SE), Tua Marjokorpi (Kuopion lyseon lukio), Freyja Sigg (Deutsche Schule Helsinki), Ninni Strandén (Kuopion lyseon lukio), Alina Vaarno (Turun normaalikoulun lukio), Rebecca Teinilä (FI, Chairperson), Milana Sevo (RS, Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament aims to create an inclusive environment that enshrines equality of educational opportunities for all Europeans. We believe that there should not be any influence from third party bias worsening the stigma surroundingsexualeducation, because

● Someyoungpeopleturntounreliableinternetcontentduetolackofpropersexual education,

● Religious influences interfere with studentsʼ right to access proper sexual educationcourses,

● There are misconceptions about sexual education content being only about intercourse,creatingstigmaaroundrelevantcourses,

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● The binary based division ofsexualeducationandthepossibleconsequencesare visibleandharmful,

● In many cases sexual education fails to reach important matterssuchasconsent andgenderidentity,orfocusesonanabstinence onlyapproach,

● The lack of information among EU citizens about their rights on reporting genderbasedviolenceoranyformofharassment;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. Proposes European Education Area (EEA) in cooporation with Member States to create well structured courses regarding sexual education basedonthestudentsʼ age;

2 AskstheMemberStatestoensuretheseparationofscienceandreligioninschools;

3. RequeststheWorldHealthOrganisation(WHO): a) torevisetheirStandardsforSexualityEducationtoensureinclusivity, b) to ensure that sexual education courses are following those revised guidelines;

4. Proposes the Member States to establish a multimedia campaign to increasethe transparencyofthesexualeducationcontentintheirschoolcurriculum.

5. CallsupontheEuropeanCommissiontocreateaplatformcontainingtrustworthing sourcesonmattersofsexualeducationforfreeandeasilyaccessable;

6. Encourages the Member States to implement a common sexual education curriculumforallgenderidentitieswithoutdiscrimination.

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY THECOMMITTEEONLEGALAFFAIRS(JURI)

Democrisis:ThevotingturnoutamongtheEuropeanyouthisconsistentlylowerthan otheragegroups,exemplifiedbyonly42%ofthoseaged18 24participatinginthe Europeanelections.WhatstrategyshouldtheEUobservetoincreasecivic participationamongsttheyouth?

Submittedby: Ida Berghäll (Gymnasiet Lärkan), Boris Nikolai Fiykov (Sammon keskuslukio), DorisHerling(SE),SusannaKorpela(Turunnormaalikoulu),VeeraMertala,Aarni Törmä, Emilia Uotila (Raisionlukio),VeeraVuori(Kastellinlukio),IivariMantere (FI,Chairperson),HenryOʼRiordan(IE,Chairperson)

The

all backgrounds, because

● Young peopleʼs political opinions oen differ heavily from those of their older counterparts,

● A reduction of the voting age to 16 in certain Member States has resulted in an increaseinyoungeragegroupsʼcivicparticipation,

● Theeducationsystemhasasignificantroleinteachingchildrenaboutdemocratic processes,

● Young people in Europe feel politically disenfranchised resulting in higher abstentionratesamongstthem,

● Individuals with a lack of education, low socio economic status, or who living in ruralareasaremorelikelytoabstainfromthevotingprocesses,

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● Younger generations risk marginalisation from political procedures by abstaining fromvotingorfromnotbeingabletovote;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. Calls upon the European Commission to promote politicaltransparencyviaopen communication forums, audiovisual programmes, and publicly available documentationoncivilparticipation;

2 Directs the European Commission to launch an initiative to establish a quota requirementforMembersoftheEuropeanParliamentundertheageof306;

3. Recommends Member States to lower the voting age in all local, national, and Europeanelectionsto16;

4. EncouragestheMemberStatestocoverelections,electoralsystems,and national decision makingprocessesintheirsecond leveleducationalinstitutionsʼcurricula;

5. Requests Member States to increase the number of polling stations during electionsinordertoincreaseaccessibilityforvoters;

6. AskstheEuropeanCommissiontoimplementaprogrammethataimstoteachthe youthabouttheimportanceofvotinganditspracticalaspects

6 AruledeterminingaminimumamountofMEPsundertheageof30intheEuropeanParliament.

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY THECOMMITTEEONCIVILLIBERTIES,JUSTICEAND HOMEAFFAIRS(LIBE)

Have(no)kidstheysaid,itʼllbefuntheysaid:Withtheaveragenumberofchildrenper child bearingpersonintheEUfallingtojust1.5in2020,Europeancountriesriskafuture working agepopulationunabletomaintaincurrentsocialstructure.Whatmeasurescan MemberStatestaketoaddresstheconsequencesofadecliningfertilityrateandageing population?

Submittedby: Leotrim Deliu (Omnia), Nelli Kiiskinen (Kuopion lyseon lukio), Milja Kokko (Tampereen lyseon lukio), Nella Leussu (Kuopion lyseon lukio), Kaisla Mauno (Sammon keskuslukio), Jaakko Muikku (Raudaskylän kristillinen opisto), Mike Nguyen (Mäntän lukio), Matilda Ojala (Kuopion lyseon lukio), Halyna Yevstihnieieva (Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio), Jakub Dutý (CZ, Chairperson), FrederickLalu(FI,Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament aims to raise the fertility rate in order to accommodate the ageing population and ensure a stable workforce in the EU. Furthermore, it aims to ensure that anyone, regardless of their income level, is abletoraiseachild, because

● A largeportionofchild bearingpeoplefacediscriminationintheworkfielddueto thecostsfortheemployerinvolvedwithprovidingparentalleave,

● Theshareofelderlypeopleinthepopulationisgrowingfastandthuspensionand healthcareexpenditureisexpectedtorisesignificantly,

● There is a shortage of healthcare workers to ensure the well being of the ageing population,

● Families are struggling with worklife balance and parental burnout due to both parentshavingtoworkfulltime,

● ThecostsofraisingachildacrossEuropeishigh;

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TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. Urges Member States to provide sufficient subsidies for companies hiring child bearingpeopleincasesofemployeepregnancy;

2. Invites the national ministries of health, education, and labour to promote the healthcareindustryby:

a) improvingworkingconditions, b) increasingthestudentcapacitiesofuniversities;

3 EncouragesMemberStatestoincreaseworkbasedimmigrationinordertoprovide enoughgovernmentrevenue7 foranadequateamountofpension;

4. Calls upon the private companiestoprovideparentswithanopportunitytowork fromhome;

5. Requests Member Statestohelpfamiliesfinanciallybygivingoutvoucherstobuy necessities.

7 Governmentrevenueisthemoneyreceivedbytaxesandnontaxsourcesinordertofundthepublic sectorofthestate.

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MOTIONFORARESOLUTIONBY

THECOMMITTEEONTRANSPORTANDTOURISM(TRAN)

Topictitle: Troubleintransit:Whilepassengertransportbyrailhasseena114% increaseinEuropesince2000,internationaltravelstillonlyconsists8%oftotalrail passengersforallEU27countries.WantingtoconnectEuropeanpeopleinagreen andsustainableway,howcantheEUfacilitateinternationalrailtraveland interconnectionofEuropeanrailwaysystems?

Submittedby: Albin Elmquist (SE), Helinä Koivuranta (Lauttakylän lukio), Aasa Kollin (Raudaskylän kristillinen opisto), Alma Mlivić (Tampereenlyseonlukio),Ksenija Moissejeva (Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio), Ville Niemi (Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu),PabloGonzálezTorres(Sammonkeskuslukio),LeoPettersson(SE), Elin Andersson Quist (Lauttakylän lukio), Tinja Reponen (Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio),NellaSalminen(FI,Chairperson),EvaSerdimet(FR,Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament aimstomaketravellingbytrainmoreappealing onEuropeanandinternationallevels.Wearepassionateaboutmakingrailtravel more accessible, affordable, and reliable as well as making cross border train travellinglinewiththeEUenvironmentalgoals, because

● Differences in voltage and gauge size in Member States' railways within the European Union prevent the cross border interconnection of national railway systems,

● TheCovid 19pandemicimpactedthegrowthofthenumberofrailpassengerswith a 42% average decrease in 2020 that has not yet returned to the pre pandemic levels,

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● TheticketpricesinsomeMemberStates,suchasGermany,havingbeenincreased makingthemlessaffordable,

● The uneven geographical distribution of railway networks between EU countries reinforcestheunequalaccessibilityanddevelopmentofrailtravel,

● ThediversityoftrainprotectionsystemsexistinginMemberStates'railwaysystems obstructsthepossibilityofundisturbedtravelacrossborders,

● DifficultyassociatedwithbuyingtrainticketsonlineforallEUrailwaysystemsfrom oneplatformduetolimitedlanguagesprovidedbythewebsite,

● The Green Deal requirements are insufficient as some trains in the EU are still allowedtobepoweredbyfossilfuels,

● The lack of specific infrastructure for the 87 million disabled people in the EuropeanUnionconstraintstheiraccessibilitytotrainservice;

TheEuropeanYouthParliament,

1. CallsupontheEuropeanUnionAgencyforRailwaystoformulateacourseofaction tofurtherimplementmethodstominimisetheimpactofgaugesizedisparitiesand differentvoltages;

2. SuggestsMemberStatestocooperatewithEuropeanUnionAgencyforRailwaysto construct and advertise a railway campaign to renew interestaerthepandemic andinformallEuropeansabouttheupsidesofrailwaytravel;

3 DirectstheMemberStatestosubsidisetrainticketpricestoanaffordablelevel;

4. Requests that the European Commission allocates funding for improving the densityofrailwaysintheregionsoftheEUthatlacktherailwayinfrastructure;

5. Urges European Commission to oversee the implementation of European Rail TrafficManagementSysteminallMemberStates;

6. EncouragestheEuropeanCommissiontoprovidefundingforthedevelopmentofa single,joint,andmultilingualwebsitededicatedtothesaleofinterrailtickets;

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7. Instructs the European Commission to amend the current Green Dealʼs railway requirements in order to encourage the abandonment of fossil fuel based electricityinrailtravelbytheyear2050;

8. Requests the European Commission to create framework on trainsʼ accessibility, including: a. addingassistanceserviceatstationsand, b commutertrafficrampservice

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