MARIBOR, HERE WE COME CREATED BY: THE MEDIA TEAM OF MARIBOR 2018
Few words from the Leadership Jaša, The Editor on The Issue
Since my first session I have seen the work of the media team as something special. It was special because their work was spreading from small projects to overall atmosphere of the session and the memories of it that they store. But one thing never made sense to me. The issue. It was a small piece of paper made out of around 20 pages that was given to each participant at most of the sessions and I couldn’t even imagine how much paper and money was used for a thing that I noticed no one even read. But now I find myself reading back the text I just wrote and trying to find enough words so I can fit my “speech” into the page nicely with the picture. And then I think how this little “speech” of mine will probably not be read by bassically anyone and I remind myself that this is why I decided it to do it in the first place - to try and make something new that someone will actually read.
And so all I hope is for someone to tell me at some point during this session how shit my “Few words were”, cause it will atleast mean someone read it. Yours, Jaša
Riccardo, The President on EYP and the Future
During the past four years, EYP made it possible for me to experience the world compeltely differently and get many new skills. Everyone will soon be familiar with the skills you can gain as a delegate, which are the natural first steps in this organisation and help you gain confidence in yourself and develop many skills that you donâ€™t train in schools, such as public speaking, ability to do research, or teamwork. But the most important skills that I have gained in my path in EYP are those that I trained covering different roles as official.Within a chairsâ€™ team, you learn how to work in an international team, you coordinate and train other peers by sharing your knowledge and experience, which makes you learn a lot about team dynamics by putting theory into practice. As head-organiser you can instead learn how to master leadership, as well as project management skills, which will be very important for my personal future as I am studying management engineering
In addition, for the bravest and most determined, there is also the role of board member of your national committee, which I have covered for three years. Itâ€™s a very challenging opportunity where you can learn how to master leadership skills and coordinate the work of dozens of people. It is a very enriching opportunity, that also teaches you how to be more organised and precise in what you do since many will depend on you.
So, in the end, what is EYP? EYP is a universe full of opportunities for you to catch and it can give to you much more than you can think. I hope that in the next years you will manage to catch as many of those as I have and even more. All the best, Riccardo
Gašper, The Head-Organiser on The City
I am currently sitting in a small cafe place, located in the middle of the main square of my winter-coloured hometown - Maribor. With its location between the mountain Pohorje, crossed by River Drava in the middle and concluded with fields joining into a whole. Warm sunny breeze with an absolutely cold air outside are making the perfect winterish scene imaginable. With a really hot cup of coffee in my hands, I look onto the screen of my computer, covered with the Maribor 18’ logo and I am just realising, how real this session and the city of Maribor are becoming.
I hope you are going to experience Maribor in the way, I am experiencing it every day. Small but cute, hopeful but wise, old but unpredictable and most of all, challenging you to enlarge your potentials on every single step you take. Love, Gašper
Daša, The Board Represesntative on EYP Slovenia
I always find it difficult to describe how much the European Youth Parliament has given me over the last few years. EYP took me all across Europe, it enabled me to develop personal skills that formal education would have never provided me with and because of it I became an active advocate for young people’s engagement in political life. Moreover, upon entering EYP my world opened up. I met and befriended dozens of my peers living in all corners of Europe. I discovered what it meant to be European and how wonderful it can be when people of different nationalities and backgrounds come together and cooperate for the same goal.
None of this would have been possible without the Slovenian branch of EYP. This is where I attended my very first session and where I got to know this incredible organisation from within. As of October, I am in the Board of EYP Slovenia and one of our aims is to enable the participation in EYP to as many young Slovenians as possible. This summer EYP Slovenia will celebrate its 5th birthday and we wish for nothing more than to further establish ourselves across more and more regions in Slovenia. I know there are many future EYP-ers who will benefit, discover their identities and capabilities and meet new friends by participating at our events. I am thrilled that EYP Slovenia is returning to Maribor and I’m sure this session will be one of a kind. With love, Daša
Ema, The Head-Organiser on Volunteering
I have been doing volunteering at different projects since primary school. It was usually just locally based and I worked with people I had known for a long time, but it all changed when I got into organising EYP events. For the first time, I got the chance to invite people to my homecountry and talk about on-going political and social events. Meeting so many wonderful people from all over Europe and neighbouring countries, speaking foreign languages, sharing opinions and so much more in less that a weeks time was what I became hooked on. It takes months to organise a session, but all the volunteering is repaid by gaining valuable work experience and developing important social skills.
EYP has changed my life and I am very happy I was bold enough to voluntarily open my heart to it. Ema
What are EU and EYP? Korbi, The Editorial assistant The question opens up a wide range between detailed facts and personal opinion. In the following I will describe the connection between the EU as an Institution and the network called European youth parliament. You will find no other place in the world where so many different ethnics are living together in such a small region. Take me for example, I am living in Munich, Germany and will take the train around 03:00 oâ€™clock in the night to get from Munich through Austria to Ljubljana, just to attend this regional session. Possible because of an Institution that was first mentioned in the year of 1958 with the Treaty of Rome. It would be false to state that Europe didnâ€™t change since that time. From 1958 onwards, Europe was connected through economic trades, but just like a good wine changes with time, Europe needed amendments and treaties to evolve from the Union for Economic Community (EEC) into the supranational continent, being a role model for peace and harmony between very different countries.
Two world wars with losses on every side leading into an Union with 28-member states, one single market, one currency, 24 languages, a complex constitutional government and free movement for goods and the civic life within the Schengen agreement. Despite these positive aspects, it does appear that with every election coming, social democratic parties decrease in popularity, while EU critical right-wing parties increase. For which reason, organizations and networks such as the â€œEuropean Youth parliamentâ€? spreading the spirit for a unity in diversity are crucial!
The European Youth Parliament, EYP what are we talking about?!For every first-time delegate or first time official, EYP seems more like a big wave of information and abbreviations. GA and General Assembly, MTM and Media Teams, the Board and itâ€™s Chairs are not a piece of sawn timber with seats, and the academic leaders for each session. These information vary on the session participating in. After the regional selection conference follows the national selection conference, after that you find yourself participating in an international session with around 300 to 400 delegates + officials. The academic impact changes, you are challenging yourself and in exchange, you built up your own network with close friends from all over Europe. For these reasons it becomes obvious to travel 13 hours from Munich to Maribor to meet up with friends and come across new interesting faces, becoming new friends and exchanging knowledge and building bridges across borders.
The Infographics As the topics can be quite hard to understand the journalists have created the following infographics: visual representations of some important aspects of the topics. IMCO: Dima LIBE I: Dimitrije LIBE II: Nastya
EMPL I: Lena EMPL II: The Team ENVI: Ivana
Self-reported overweight problems among 15-year-old children have gone up from 11% in 2001-02 to 17% in 2013-14
The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
The High Level Group on Nutrition and physical activity
The World Obesity Federation
The European Commission on Consumer protection and Public Health
The World Health Organization Regional Committee for Europe
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Homelessness is a widespread phenomenom that the EU and the Member States have been ямБghting, even thought there is a gap between them in decision making that has to be resolved.
MAIN CAUSES OF HOMELESSNESS MIGRATION
HOMELESSNESS LEVELS HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE SINCE
HEALT PROBLEMS DISCRIMINATION
ALARMING ISSUE REGARDING HOMELESSNESS EXISTS IN LARGE CITIES, WHERE HOUSING IS UNDER STRAIN
CHANGE OF THE PROFILE OF THE HOMELESS PEOPLE, INCLUDING MORE MINORITIES, SUCH AS YOUNG PEOPLE, MIGRANTS, WOMEN AND ROMA
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NEARLY 9% OF ALL EUROPEANS LIVE IN SEVERE MATERIAL DEPREVATION IMMEDIATE PROVIDING OF DWELLING WITH RENT CONTRACTS, WITHOUT INTERMEDIATE STEPS
RECENT MEASURES HOUSING FIRST
URBAN AGENDA EUROPE 2020 STRATEGY POVERTY REDUCTION
2020 LIFTING AT LEAST 20 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF THE RISK OF POVERTY OR SOCIAL EXCLUTION
SOCIAL INVESTMENT PACKAGE
KEY ACTORS FEANTSA HOUSING EUROPE HOUSING RIGHTS WATCH SOCIAL PROTECTION COMITTE EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY ON HOMELESSNESS
Thank you for reading from: The Media Team of RS Maribor 2018 JaĹĄa Levstik, The Editor Korbinian Franken, The Editorial Assistant Dima Basok Dimitrije IskrenoviÄ‡ Nastya Ivanchenko Ivana Rijavec Lena Uranjek
Published on Mar 9, 2018