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International Summer Forum

of EYP Germany, Menden (Sauerland) Welcome Booklet for Delegates and Officials MENDEN’S CENTRAL SQUARE AND SAINT VINCENT CHURCH


Words of Welcome by Mari-Liis Orav President of the Session Words of Welcome by Maximilian B. Kiehn Head-Organiser of the Session

venues | special session elements

accomondation, regioTalks, globalTalks, euroStage, welcomeParty, euroVillage, teambuilding, committeeWork, general assembly

topics | programme do not forget | special preparation needed general

register on fill out this survey ( passport, money for evening programmes, valid inssurance take the signed code of conduct with you to Menden


International Summer Forum of EYP Germany Delegates Support: Sebastian Gerbeth +49 (0) 171 47 0 11 48 European Youth Parliament Europ채isches Jugendparlament in Deutschland e.V. Sophienstr. 28-29, 10178 Berlin

sleeping bag, towel

programme (mandatory preperation)

food and drinks for euroVillage costumes and presents for EuroStage (furthermore prepare) apropriate clothes for all parts of the programme


words of welcome Dear delegates, chairs, journos, organisers, guests and friends, Special things come in different packages. Some come with a big red ribbon and you can see from far away that there's something extraordinary inside. Some seem a bit unclear at first but end up taking your breath away. There are only very few things that manage to do both – you know that there's something exceptional waiting and you'll, also, end up with an additional 'wow'. The International Summer Forum of EYP Germany in Menden has every bit of potential possible of achieving that double-wow effect. Firstly, it contains elements that are yet unknown in EYP, putting a big red ribbon around it. It is for certain that just by being with us in Menden and taking part in RegioTalks and other innovative parts of the programme, you are being written into the history. It is not often that you can pioneer something in EYP, so you should be hungry to rip that ribbon off! Secondly, there's the potential double-wow effect that hides in every situation is life, be it an EYP session or a bus ride home. You never know what will happen if exactly those people will be put in exactly that place at exactly that time. With EYP, when different ages, nationalities, cultures, opinions and tastes mix, the chances of achieving that effect are just that much more higher and the effect that much more stronger. Somehow it's often something unexpected and new – something you didn't see coming that's, therefore, even more special. Whether this is your first, second or tenth session, I hope you're still open to that second wow-effect. The funny thing about EYP is that just when you think you've seen and done it all... there's more. The trick is not to wait for it but, nevertheless, be ready – that's when it's the most memorable! I'm already thrilled to hear your Menden stories and 'wow' moments and share with you mine! With great excitement, Mari-Liis President of the session

MARI-LIIS ORAV President of the Session


words of welcome Dear Delegates and Officials, Less than two weeks in the future all of us are going to come together in Menden and let us be honest, writing these words of welcome is not a piece of cake for me. It is in fact really difficult to put into words how much I am looking forward to welcome all of you in Menden. On the other hand there is enough organisational work still ahead, that I do not really feel the need to get sentimental already. Every EYP Session is something special. No matter if it is a week or weekend long. What is going to make Menden special? Certainly you are going to make Menden special, but more than usual the city itself will be a key factor for a successful session. Menden is waiting for you and that is more than just a catchy phrase. Make yourself ready for frank exchange. Our accommodation is set in a school (no worries, we have camping beds), located right to a monastery. Make yourself ready for old traditions. During our regioTalks companies will open their doors for you, you will see for yourself. Evaluate for yourself. Get in touch with experts from form all walks of lifeto prove what you believe to be certain. Those globalTalks will broaden your horizon. Be ready to be challenged. Present and celebrate your national traditions at the euroStage, our own concert taking place in the city centre. Menden will be one unique experience if you make it one. Prepare yourself; Get ready and read this Welcome Booklet carefully! Maximilian B. Kiehn Head-Organiser of the Session

Keep in touch and see you in my crib! Maximilian ‘Moobak’ Kiehn


accomodation | euroStage Walburgisgymnasium - accomodation The Walburgisgymnasium, which was first opened as a school for girls in 1919 and then after the Second World War reopened again, is a school full of traditions. Headed by nuns, this holy building will be the place for you to sleep, work and of course to party during the session. In the nice and big classrooms, you will spend short nights with few sleep but you will also work and debate in your committee. A beautiful green garden will sweeten your coffee breaks under the summer sun of Menden and if you ever feel like playing hide and seek, the huge building and its surrounding area will be the perfect ground for it.

euroStage| special preparation needed Get ready for a fantastic open air concert in Menden! On Thursday evening every delegation will present their region as a group on stage. You can be as creative as you like! We would love to hear some traditional songs or poems from your region. You could even perform a dance or a short sketch. Additionally, we’ve got some great young bands performing live music to add to the atmosphere. So put on your best dancing shoes and get excited for an evening full of fun performances and music. Don’t forget, the delegation with the best presentation, including their costumes, will receive a special treat. Each delegation will also have a small stand dedicated to their region, so please remember to bring something your region is famous for. It would be great if you could also include some interesting brochures, books and pictures to present to the other delegates and of course to the public of Menden. We can’t wait to see how creative and talented you all are!


Wilhelmshöhe GlobalTalks Venue

regioTalks | globalTalks | welcomeParty regioTalks The RegioTalks and GlobalTalks form the subjective and academic core of the new concept of the International Summer Forum Menden 2012. During the Regional Talks you get an insight view of companies, institutions and associations located in Menden in order to broaden your perspective. How are EU-politics implemented on the regional level? How are the different RegionalTalks-Partners influenced by the European Internal Market and its consequences? Let a bank, a farm, a company developing eco-friendly technologies and more give you the answers! EU and Menden – on the 11th July you are going to see the real connection!

Dresscode: smart-casual

globalTalks During GlobalTalks you will have the opportunity to discuss your results from Committee Work with experts from politics, industry and academia. This is your chance to get a greater insight into your topic, receive valuable advice and to prepare for General Assembly. You will not only gain in-depth knowledge of your topic but also an overall view on two further issues of your interest to be debated during GA.

Dresscode: smart-casual

welcomeParty | special preperation needed Be prepared to spend a night remembering all the amazing stuff that the 90s have brought to us! Have a Cocktail or a Bluna-Bacardi, dance to Snap‘s „Rhythm is a dancer“ oder Dr Alban‘s „It‘s my life“ and reminisce about Tamagotchis, GameBoys, N‘SYNC, the „Macarena“ dance and all the other things that we all once found totally hip… „Summer of ‚96“ will bring back to you a part of your childhood, when the hits came from the Spice Girls or the Backstreet Boys and when wearing a pair of flares combined with a neon-coloured belly top made you a fashion queen! half-timbered house in Menden’s city center

Dresscode: nineties dress


teambuilding | committeeWork | general assembly teambuilding Teambuilding, in the context of the European Youth Parliament, means communication training focused on group dynamics. The delegates will get to know each other through a series of games and exercises, which will help forming a team. English language barriers between individuals will be broken down and the distribution of tasks within the team will be facilitated.

Dresscode: sportswear, comfortable committeeWork

During Committee Work, the delegates will have many controversial discussions on pressing issues of European politics. The young Europeans have to find different new and innovative solutions, trying the best to employ their cultural backgrounds and experiences made. The goal of committeeWork will be a strong and meaningful resolution, which will be debated on in general assembly.

Dresscode: smart-casual general assembly

The climax and final part of the session will be the General Assembly. In keeping with the parliamentary rules of the European Parliament, the committees will take turns to present and defend their resolutions to the plenary. After the defence and the attack speeches, lively debates will en- sue, culminating in the voting procedure on the resolution itself.

Dresscode: formal

eurovillage | special preparation needed During one evening, your delegation will have a booth to represent your country’s culture and regional products at Eurovillage. You will get the chance to present all that is special about your country: Food, drinks, flags, costumes, brochures - almost everything is allowed to impress the others! Therefore, please make sure that you contact your delegation soon enough to discuss what you want to do, so that you can get in touch with the organisational team if you need a fridge or a heating plate.


Dresscode: national costumes

Walburgisgmynasium’s park Teambuilding Venue

committeeWork |topics topics | special preperation needed Those are the eight political topics that will be debated at the International Summer Forum. Soon, you will all be allocated to one of the Committees according to your topic preferences. It is essential that you prepare for your own, but also the other Committee Topics, as all resolutions written will be debated in the final General Assembly. In order to facilitate this preparation, you will receive a Topic Overview written by your chairpersons, including many useful research links. Shortly after, you will be asked to write your own Position Statement and hand it in to Sebastian Gerbeth. Enjoy your preparations!

You need to choose your committee work topic until Wednesday, June 27. Go to „“ and chose your topic! Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) With demographic changes challenging the intergenerational contract: What strategies should Member States adopt in order to balance the interests of both the older generation and the younger workforce towards intergenerational equity and how can the EU support Member States in this process?

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety I (ENVI I) Reconciling economic and environmental interests: With the public consultations for the priorities of the upcoming 7th Environment Action Programme recently being finished, in what way and to what extent should industrial stakeholders be involved in the formulation and revision of environmental protection policies under the new programme?

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety II (ENVI II) Prepare for Committee Work and General Assembly

Water for a green economy: Bearing in mind the impacts of climate change on water resources, how can the EU both ensure water security for its economy and access to clean drinking water for its citizens?


topics |committeeWork Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Looking beyond Europe 2020: Which steps should the EU take to set up long-term energy infrastructures in coherence with its principles of justice and sustainability?

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) Boosting rural economies: In light of the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2013-2020, which prorities should the EU set to build up a more competitive and sustainable agricultural sector while ensuring the livelihood of European farmers?

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Regulating risks: How should national and EU agencies in the European system of financial supervisors cooperate in order to discourage excessive risk-taking in the banking sector whilst still enabling European banks to provide for liquidity on European markets?

Committee on International Trade (INTA) Exporting for growth: With small and medium-sized enterprises’ building the backbone of the European economy, how can the EU further promote the internationalisation of SMEs in order to help them access international trading markets?

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Integration as a two-way process of mutual accommodation: With the number of Muslims in Europe growing, how can the EU help safeguard their religious freedom and to what extent should the Muslim community assimilate to European values?


Make yourself ready for lifly debates about European issues

Monday, 9th July until 12:33 12:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 19:00 19:00 - 21:00 21:00 - 24:00

Arrival of Delegates Lunch Teambuilding EuroVillage special preparation needed Welcome Party

programme arrival teambuilding euroVillage

Tuesday, 10th July 8:00 9:00 12:00 13:00 19:00 19:30 23:30


9:00 12:00 13:00 19:00 19:30 23:30 24:00

Breakfast Teambuilding Lunch CommitteeWork Transfer to Sorpesee Evening Programme Sorpesee Transfer to Menden

teambuilding committeeWork cultural evening

Wednesday, 11th July 8:00 9:00 12:00 13:00 18:30 19:30 22:00


9:00 12:00 13:00 18:30 19:00 22:00 22:30

Breakfast CommitteeWork and RegioTalks Lunch Committee Work and RegioTalks Transfer to Eco.Schulte Evening Programme | Deabte with Torsten Riecke Transfer back to our accomodation

regioTalks committeeWork debatingEvening

Evening Programme on Wednesday | extraordinary The Organisers will do their best to make the...

On Wednesday we have invited Menden‘s civial society and business representatives to debate European core values together with Torsten Riecke a Journalist working for the German newspaper Handelsblatt, leading the newspaper‘s US Office in New York.

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committeeWork globalTalks euroStage

Thursday, 12th July 8:00 9:00 10:45 10:00 13:00 13:30 19:00 20:00 22:00


9:00 10:45 11:00 13:00 13:30 19:00 20:00 22:00 24:00

breakfast committeeWork transfer to GlobalTalks venue globalTalks transfer to our accomodation committeWork please prepare euroStage preperation euroStage after show party

Friday, 13th July

committeeWork cultural programme general assembly prep

7:00 8:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 19:00 20:00 22:00


8:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 19:00 20:00 22:00 24:00

breakfast committeeWork Lunch transfer to Dortmund cultural programme transfer to Menden committee dinner preperation for genereal assembly

Saturday, 14th July

general assembly farewell party 11

6:45 - 7:45 7:45 - 8:00 8:00 - 9:00 09:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 19:00 19:00 - 21:00 from 21:00

Breakfast Transfer to general assembly Opening first part of general assembly lunch second part of general assembly dinner farewell party

Sunday, 15th July until 10:00 Breakfast; Departure at all times

.... Session an unforgetable experience. Welcome to the ISF in Menden!

Welcome Booklet Menden  
Welcome Booklet Menden  

The official Welcome Booklet of the International Summer Forum of EYP Germany. The Session takes place in Menden, 9-15 July 2012