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INFORMATION BOOKLET OF 10th NSC OF EYP LATVIA/ TeNS

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C O N T E N T HELLO!

INTRO PRESIDENT HEAD ORGANISERS

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TEAMBUILDING EUROVILLAGE COMITTEE WORK THEME PARTY WORLD CAFE TENS TALKS EUROCONCERT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAREWELL PARTY DRESS CODES

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10TH NATIONAL SESSION OF EYP LATVIA RIGA, JULY 4-9, 2012 10th National Session of EYP Latvia TeNS is a jubilee session. Even more, whole EYP celebrates 25 year anniversary in 2012. The purpose of these kind of events is usually to celebrate, reflect and contemplate the future. Though TeNS will include all of these elements, a special emphasis will be put on preparing for what is ahead. Powered by the session’s motto Rainis’s “Pastaves, kas parvertisies”, TeNS will be the opportunity for bringing out the greatest of EYP in new and better ways.

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Dear soon to be friends, less than two months separate us from EYP Latvia's 10th National Session (TeNS). On our side, I assure you preparations are undergoing full speed ahead with our main concern being to provide you with a meaningful, unforgettable and exciting first adventure in EYP. "Pastāvēs, kas pārvērtīsies" will be our guiding motto for the session. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but few realise that in order for this to be achieved, it takes each individual's step forward. Same actions will lead to the same results. This is the challenge we'll be trusting you with. Debating current affaires of intrest for the social community and proposing ideas that YOU can implement. It is of course easy to analyse the flaws of current systems and processes, waiting for institutions to act on them and propose ways to do so. But your ideas are useless if not used. Remember - as Goethe said, ''Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it''.

Whatever you think EYP is about now, trust me - it's not that. And regardeless of how people might have tried to describe it to you, it's not that either. EYP and the experience you can live in a EYP event are not something to be put in words. It's something you feel on your own skin and somehow, any word used to express that feeling, takes away from the magic of that feeling. My biggest advice to you is to pack your energy, enthusiasm and open-mindness. Get ready to be suprised. Get ready to be impressed. Get ready for a life changing experience! I'll see you there! Maria Manolescu President of the session

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Dear delegates and other session participants, TeNS sends a message; provides you with an answer to a question you as of yet have not asked. The session is a product of an idea, support and effort and these three pillars to us are determining also for you. We want to recall the words of those who are long gone, hear their legacy, step in their steps and imagine a world we cannot possibly imagine only to say ‘thank you’ to them and move on. Be grateful but more importantly be critical. Do not accept anything as given, create from a scratch and similarly as the text in this booklet flows out from the frames, be daring enough to go over the brim of your own thoughts. In this session the old meets the new and the new takes over and the new will soon be the old. On a different note, this session is also going to be pretty great due to the fact that we will be sleeping in a 4* hotel, have fun at the beach and make our nights go wilder than our days. If you see someone – make your move. Life is too short to play it cool. We want you to laugh about failures but if you do it then have the courtesy to laugh together with the one who failed, we want you to talk about things over which you have no clue about but you pretend as if you do, in fact we want you to discover that the level of knowledge you possess is so little you have to be embarassed. TeNS wants you to Talk and talk so much that by the end of the session you are drained out and no words can possibly enter your brain. Make sure that your stay in a 4* hotel with people you will like is deserved and that will make our effort worthwhile. Peace and love, Ugis and Andris whose motto of the session is to make the shop come to us rather than us going to the shop.

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Officials arrive in Riga Transfer to guest house "J큰ras priedes" Lunch Officials teambuilding, trainings Coffee break Officials trainings Dinner Individual preparation Snacks

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Breakfast Teambuilding Coffee break Teambuilding Lunch Teambuilding Dinner Theme party

All day long - teachers program: teambuilding, visiting GA, seminars, exchanging experience 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:45 12:00 13:30 14:30 16:00 16:15 17:45 18:00 18:45 19:30 21:00

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7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 Transfer to Riga 9:00 - 10:00 Settling in Hotel Riga, transfer to Committee Work venue 10:00 - 11:00 Opening Ceremony 11:00 - 13:30 Committee work 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch 14:30 - 17:30 Committee work 17:30 - 17:45 Coffee break 17:45 - 20:00 Committee work 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner 21:30 - 23:00 EuroConcert

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9:00 - 9:30 Breakfast 9:30 - 12:00 Final officials training 11:00 - 12:00 Delegates transfer from Riga to the guest house 12:00 - 13:00 Settling into accommodation 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 15:30 Teambuilding 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break 15:45 - 20:00 Teambuilding 20:00 - 21:00 Preparations for EuroVillage 21:00 - 22:30 EuroVillage 22:30 - 24:00 EYP Cafe

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Breakfast Opening of General Assembly Committee I Coffee break Committee II and III Lunch Committee IV and V Coffee break Committee VI and VII Coffee break Committee VIII Closing ceremony Preparations TeNS of EYP Latvia fare-well party

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Committee on Constitutional Affairs Homo Europaeus: does national and European identity present a contradictory dichotomy? Should young people aspire to foster a sense of multiple identities and if so, how could this be achieved? Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety The stigma of a drug-addict: with the continuous rise of the illicit drug market and the Netherlands gradually confining the use of marijuana to domestic consumers what should the stance of young people be towards the issue and how they should act upon it? Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Integration vs assimilation: are children of immigrants full-fledged members of community? How should young people tackle the causes of unjustified discrimination in public and private space?

Committee on Culture and Educations In the light of the recent referendum for Russian as the second state language: what could the young generation do to maintain a relationship between Latvians and the Russian minority that is based on understanding, compromise and recognition of the past?

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Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Disability equals oppression? With more than 80 million disabled people living in the EU that face an environmental exclusion and are also subject to inequality, how should the young people seek their complete inclusion among able-bodied individuals? Committee on Human Rights Does sexuality define one’s personhood? Is sexual right a human right? What measures should young people take to fight a homophobic society and legally recognise the rights of LGBTI?

Committee on Regional Development With digital technology being a critical sector for our modern knowledge economy: what should young people do to prevent a digital divide and guarantee that all sections of society, in particular rural areas, can benefit from the advantages of digital participation? Committee on Development Water – a spring of conflict: How can Europe act to strategically mitigate water stress as a catalyst for armed conflicts and migration in Africa and the Middle East?

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During the first days of activities, the participants, will get to know each other. Going through various tasks you will experience the team spirit, share laughs and have a good time, in the same time you will improve your social skills.

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The committees discuss their given topic facilitated by Chairpersons. The result is put down in a resolution which shall be presented and defended in General Assembly. This includes carrying out extensive research by using the links which will be provided to you, and by following current news and the international political scene. Each member of Your delegation will be asked to sign up for a different committee.(clarifying soon) After having made Your choice, You will receive research guidelines! The research and preparation for the session will be of benefit, both to the delegates' personal experience and to the overall quality of the session. Committee Work and General Assembly are the basis and highlight of a session, so please be aware of the seriousness and importance of being active and well prepared.

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During the committee work day on 7th of July, you will have the possibility to discuss a multitude of different topics with competent experts from different fields.

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Each committee presents their resolution, which is then debated by all participants.

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The famous Eurovillage is going to take place on the night of the arrivals. An openair event that will let your culinary senses travel through and around Europe. The gourmand and culturally saturated event will be based on each group's prepared and displayed pop-up cafe. Ranging from food to the display and outfit, we are willing to put you in the shoes of a different culture and gain experience and understanding of its richness. The absolutely fun event will be followed by EYP Cafe, so besides packing the material for your table, please bring enormous amounts of energy as the fun does not stop here. You will also be asked to prepare a short song or dance, particular to the country. You will receive an e-mail with the country your group has been assigned to demonstrate as well as more details on the possible performances.

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On Thursday evening, after a day of team-building and committee work, a Theme Party is arranged for you to loosen up. Be ready to bring out your wildest self and express in an extraordinary way. For now, let us keep the details a secret.

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The Euroconcert is an unique chance for the participants of the conference to showcase their talents, especially music-reated ones in one of the top concert venues in Riga – Spikeru concert hall. We will be holding auditions during the second day of the session, as well as rehersals on the day of the concert in the venue. You may also perform as a small ensemble, of course. Officials and Delegates are highly encouraged to apply as this is always a memorable and fun event. Fill the application here UNTIL 30.06:

What to bring: Food, display, costume (if possible), knives, plates, cups, decorations etc. A CD or Flash with the material for performance, if necessary. We encourage to bring foods that don't require complicated preparation. There will be no possibility to cook or warm up the food. Tables will be provided in the venue.

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In the spirit of talks, we are going to break the framework of an EYP session and give ourselves an evening devoted to “ � . TED is a nonprofit organization that started in California 26 years ago as a four-day conference. The world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. Your presentation should consist of a speech (up to 10 min long) plus a visual presentation. This is again an amazing opportunity to step on a stage and give your ideas an excellent audience. The range of topics and presentations is infinite, however, the subject should be somewhat inspired by the theme of the session. A view in the future with the critical comprehension of the past. The graph below might help you understand what we are looking for. http://tinyurl.com/86je33p

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The last but not least evening event of TeNS is going to be the Farewell party that will take place in Old Riga. It is a joint event, as the Youth Organization Tellus, under which EYP Latvia has had the chance to grow and develop, is going to be celebrating its 8th anniversary! Good food, good music and bittersweet goodbyes to all the new friends you have made throughout the week.

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Once done with the Team Building activities we wil be moving to the capital and staying at Hotel ‘Riga’ – “a historical hotel with a new approach.” This 4* hotel is perched on the outskirst of the beautiful old part of the city in a very buzzing area, it is easily accessible and offers amazing views onto the city. And if this is not enough – it is only a five minute walk away from the Committee Work venue! If you are arriving early or are planing to stay longer in Riga and would like to stay in hotel ‘Riga’ please let the organizers know as they can help you book extra nights. More information can be found at http://hotelriga.lv/en

E U R O C O N C E R T The Euroconcert will be held at the unique Spikeru concert hall, located at the newly developing district Spikeri. An afterparty is planned to be held near by.

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T E A M B U I L D I N G “Juras Priede” will be the venue for teambuilding. This campsite with its summer houses and two – story log cabins, suitable up to four people, sports, playgroaunds and a beautiful territory, is located 40km from Riga on the coast of the Baltic Sea.

Riga State Gymnasium No.1 will be the place of your Committee Work. In addition to the fact that this school is constantly ranked first among the schools in Latvia and is located at the very centre of Riga, it is also the oldest school in the Baltic States and will provide you with great classrooms for productive work.

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The city of Riga, situated in the heart of Latvia, is the most modern and largest city in the country. Even more, with 657,424 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the  Baltic States. Riga is fostering aroung its large Old Town  (Vecriga), which stretches alongside the river- Daugava and boasts a number of historic monuments, the most striking of which are the  Doms Cathedral  and  St. Peter's Church.Thanks to its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil  architecture and 19th century wooden architecture  Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The year 2014, on the background of Riga being the capital of culture that year, will also bring a spring International session of EYP to its walls! No google streetview, nor stunning imagery gives justice to what the city feels like. Once you experience it, we are sure it is going to be a love story.

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While we are awaiting for any advance on the Project ‘Rail Baltica’, it is possible to travel to Latvia by coach. Some of the other major coach connections to the Riga International Coach Terminal (Rigas Starptautiska Autoosta) are from Warsaw, Poland, Vilnus, Lithuania and Tallin, Estonia. More information can be found at http://159.148.86.166/

Another easy way to travel to Latvia is via air. The destination to look out for is Riga International Airport (RIX), which connect the capital to 78 different destinations in the world. It is a short ride away from the city centre and can be reached using public buses. We would advise checking out Ryanair for low budget-friendly prices. More information about the airport can be found at http://www.riga-airport.com/ Book your Ryanair tickets here http://www.ryanair.com/en

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Riga International Coach Terminal (Rigas Starptautiska Autoosta) offers the easiest way of reaching “Juras Priede”. A frequent service to stop “Zvejniekciems” takes only 1hr 20 min. from Riga city centre http://159.148.86.166/ Riga Passenger Train services offer a destinatio “Zvejniekciems”, which is the closest one to the Teambuilding venue. http://www.ldz.lv/?object_id=861

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After having finished with the Team Building part of the conference, on the evening of 5th July, delegates and officials will be transfered via bus to hotel ‘Riga’.

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I N S U R A N C E It is vital that all the participants have adequate travel insurance for the event. This may be individual in nature or cater for your delegation group as a whole. Travel insurance will ensure that the cost of losing luggage, accidents and medical expenses are covered if needed.

T E A C H E R S The programme is being made and will be ready shortly. You will be able to attend a seminar during the General Assembly. You will be able to watch the students during the General Assembly. Teachers have a compensation for the travelling expenses up to 7Ls.

VEGETARIAN? Write to us if you have any needs concerning allergies, medical treatment or handicap facilities, please send an email as soon as possible with all the relevant information to tenshr@tellus.lv

S E R I O U S L Y I M P O R T A N T Participation fee for International delegates is 50EUR. Please make the payment until 02.07.

LATVIJAS JAUNIEĹ U KUSTIBA TELLUS BIEDRIBA 40008083759 SmilĹĄu iela 1, LV-1919 RIGA Valsts kase LV32TREL915742500100B TRELLV22

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