Cap ou PACA?
Issue #1 Welcome Letters//Dive Into EYP’s Magic Committee Topic Articles//Are you all Prêt Pour la Session? Regional Session Made In Sweden//Your EYP Horoscope
Letter from the HOs Letter from the President
Members of the Press Team:
Marie-Jeanne Lagarde (FR) 6-7
Dive Into EYP’s Magic Committee Topic Articles 8-15 Are you all Prêt Pour la Session? SR7 Made in Sweden
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Dilge Imer (TR) Andrej Zemtsovski (SE)
Justine Gensse (FR) Julia Fischmann (AT)
Your EYP Horoscope
Artemis Triki (GR)
Juliette Maigné (FR) Claire Andreani (FR)
Sigrun Fagerfjäll (SE)
Dear fellow participants of the 7th Regional Session of EYP PACA, When you are reading this you are most likely still very confused about what EYP is and what is going to happen at the session. Maybe you have a friend who has been to a session before and told you about it, maybe a teacher described it to you. But hearing about EYP and experiencing it are two very different things as you are about to find out. No matter how much you have prepared, your first session will be overwhelming, confusing and challenging. That is the great thing about EYP – it never leaves anyone indifferent. You will remember this weekend for a very long time.
In this first issue of “Cap ou PACA” we, the members of the press team, have tried to produce content that will help you gain even more from you first EYP experience, both academically and emotionally. In the Committee Topic Articles you will find useful information and some “food for thought” about your committee topic, on pages 6-7 Artemis has provided us with a guide to the different elements of an EYP session and on page 17 Andrej has written a report from another regional session, not very different from the one we are attending right now. To welcome you to the session, the Head Organisers and the President have written letters to you. Hopefully these will make you feel
more at home here. For your entertainment, Julia has written a very confusing, but equally amusing text, find out more on page 16… If you are worried about what the future has in store for you, you should check out page 18 where Dilge is reporting what she has seen in her EYP- crystal ball. The press team wishes you a pleasant read and a great first day at the session, hoping that you enjoy every moment, seize every opportunity and accept every challenge!
Welcome to Our Session by Estelle, Emma, Mathilde and Camille
Je m’appelle Estelle Louineau et je suis l’une des quatre fantastiques Head-Orga. Certaines choses me tiennent particulièrement à coeur dans la vie, le PEJ en fait partie. Tout cela a commencé il y a maintenant 2 ans, en ayant participé à la 4ème Session Régionale. Il s’est passé quelque chose d’étrange en moi qui m’a permis de me rendre compte que le PEJ était bien plus qu’une Association. La 6ème Session Régionale n’a fait que confirmer ce ressenti. Et puis, nous voilà à présent au bout de notre projet, fiers de ce que nous avons accomplis tous ensemble. Nous espérons que cet évènement sera marquant et rempli de bonheur car nous l’avons fait avec beaucoup d’amour. Je m’appelle Emma Ranchain et je suis une des organisatrices en chef de la SR7. Le PEJ m’a appris à m’intéresser aux problèmes actuels, à faire des choses que je n’osais pas toujours faire et surtout il m’a permis de vivre une expérience formidable et inoubliable avec mes amis. C’est avec ce même groupe d’amis qu’on a organisé cette session, en travaillant en équipe pour faire de la SR7 une magnifique session qui permettre aux autres
de ressentir ce qu’on a vécu. On a tout fait et on fera tout pour que ces trois jours soient gravés dans toutes nos mémoires! Je m’appelle Mathilde Schiano-Lomoriello, j’ai 17 ans, je suis Head-Orga de la 7ème Session Régionale du PEJ PACA. Je suis très contente d’organiser cette session car elle a été faite avant tout par un groupe d’amis voulant partager leur amour pour le PEJ. J’espère que nous avons organisé une session à la hauteur des attentes de chacun mais je peux affirmer au nom de tous qu’elle a été préparée avec le cœur, et notre bonne humeur contagieuse. Nous remercions le PEJ PACA de nous avoir fait confiance pour l’organisation de la session. Bonne Session à tous ! Je m’appelle Camille Quesada et j’ai 17 ans. Je suis Head-Orga de la 7ème Session Régionale du PEJ. Je suis hyper heureuse d’avoir mené ce projet parce que c’est une aventure humaine mais également une aventure avec mes amis. Le PEJ pour moi c’est d’abord le partage mais aussi l’apprentissage de soi même. Je vous souhaite à tous de profiter de la session et de vous éclater.
Bienvenue à Notre Session by Mohamed
Chères et chers délégués, chères et chers participants, Je vous souhaite la bienvenue à la 7ème session régionale (SR7) du Parlement Europeen des Jeunes (PEJ) en PACA qui se déroule cette année en collaboration avec le lycée Marseilleveyre. Tout d’abord, au nom du PEJ je vous remercie et vous félicite pour votre engagement. Effectivement, vous avez aujourd’hui une chance exceptionnelle de participer à un projet jeune, dynamique et d’envergure. Votre participation mérite donc reconnaissance. Vous avez l’opportunité de vêtir l’uniforme du législateur et tester l’outil démocratique. Profitez donc de ce moment afin d’explorer cet outil, de déceler ces points forts, ces faiblesses et ces limites. Profitez aussi de l’environnement exceptionnel dans lequel vous travaillerez au Lycée Marseilleveyre. En effet, la verdure, le soleil, la vue sur la mer sont autant de critères qui vous permettrons de vous sentir à l’aise durant le Teambuilding et le travail en commission. Grâce à l’engagement exceptionnel de l’équipe d’organisa-
tion, du Bureau Régional du PEJ PACA, des sponsors de la session, c’est un projet d’organisation sur neuf mois qui aboutit aujourd’hui et auquel vous participez. Profitez donc de chaque moment, surement enrichissant, et tirez-en le meilleur. Je vous souhaite de passer d’excellents moments à Marseille, au PEJ avec nous. Je vous souhaite une excellente Session.
Deep Breath...and Dive Into EYP’s Magic by Artemis
This year, in October, the European Youth Parliament celebrated its 25th anniversary in Fontainebleau, where it was launched as a school project at the Lycée François-Premier. After a quarter of a century of involvement, hundreds and hundreds of EYP Sessions, thousands of young Europeans participating and 36 national committees, let’s examine all the unique elements that make it so successful!
Teambuilding The funniest, yet most important part of an EYP session. In teambuilding, delegates engage in different types of games: ice-breakers (to get to know each other) trust games, problem-solving (in order to learn to work as a team) and energizers (well, the name says nothing about the real action, trust me). These activities create a positive climate and friendship bonds among members, that will help them focus on a common goal through the following procedures.
Committee Work In this part delegates begin to discuss their topics, which all derive from burning economic, social, political, environmental and regional issues. They express their opinion, by brainstorming possible solutions that are later debated, so as to produce a resolution that is generally accepted by the committee members. Mutual understanding, effective dialogue, respect, cooperation, negotiation skills and compromise are only some of the benefits that delegates earn in this process.
Did you know... ...that the first International Session of EYP was held in Paris, in 1988? ...that EYP has organised 71 International Sessions so far, the most recent one taking place in Amsterdam (NL)? ...that at sessions... ...sleeping is absolutely out of the question? ...drinking coffee or other energy drinks can be considered a serious sport? ...cookies and other nice treats are served at coffee breaks? (yay!!) ...chairs are not objects? (beware!) ...you should be on a constant look-out for journos, they will take pictures when you least expect it?! ...you should always SMILE!
General Assembly It is a formal parliamentary procedure, where all participants are reunited to consider the results of Committee Work. Each committee has to present and defend its resolution, which is debated for approximately an hour. Then, a voting procedure follows that declares a resolution passed or failed. In GA, delegates discover and realise their full potential, develop their personality, gain a deeper understanding of politics and democratic processes, as well as acquire leadership and a sense of social responsibility.
Eurovillage Each delegation is supposed to present its country by offering typical food (and drinks), wearing traditional costumes and bringing flags, postcards, pictures - basically, anything that is representative. Thus, a colourful event is created, where participants become familiar with different civilisations, cultures and customs, while socialising and having fun.
Euroconcert All participants are invited to show off their special talents: either you are a good actor, play music, sing, dance, or you can do magic tricks then you are more than welcome to join in alone, with a partner or even a whole team. If you’re shy, don’t be! Pretty much every talented (or not) EYPer has done it before, making the crowd laugh or cheer in enthusiasm. So, when you have the chance be courageous and remember ‘‘The stage is yours-rock the theatre!”
The Future of the European Forests by Dilge
Europe was once covered by forest, from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. The original forest probably covered 80-90% of the continent. Today however, over half of Europeâ€™s original forest cover has disappeared. On average, the forest cover is now a third of the total land area. Recently, deforestation has been stopped and in a sense Europe has become greener through the plantation of trees. The problem is that in many cases conifers have been preferred over original deciduous trees. As a result, the plantations and monocultures, which now
usually cover vast tracks of land, offer very poor habitats for European forest dwelling species. The EUâ€™s role in agriculture has always been to help in ensuring a stable supply of affordable and safe food for its population, providing a reasonable standard of living for EU farmers, while allowing the agriculture industry to modernize and ensuring that farming could continue in all regions of the EU. The vision of the EU is a future in which the European Forestâ€™s are more vital, productive and multifunctional than ever. In order to benefit the European society, the EU aims at achieving a green
economy, conserving the biodiversity in the European forests, improving the quality of the water, fighting against the desertification and creating a link between forestry and the other industries. In order to achieve these goals the EU has created The European Forest Institute and the Common Agriculture Policy. The vision of The European Forest Institute is to secure the sustainability of European forests and societies. They support decision makers, policy makers and institutions by providing policy-relevant research and advice. Using its pool of experts and network of Associate
Members, The European Forest Institute contributes to the key policy processes, which shape the forest sector and related ones. To achieve this, targeted partnerships, platforms and initiatives are required. Ongoing initiatives include ThinkForest, a European high level forum on the future of forests and work in support of the EU Forestry Strategy, and FOREST EUROPE. The Common Agriculture Policy is due to be reformed by 2013. After a wide-ranging public debate the Commission presented on 18 November 2012 a Communication on “The CAP towards 2020”, which outlines options for the future CAP and launched the debate with the other institutions and stakeholders. On the 12 of October 2011 the Commission presented a set of legal proposals designed to make CAP a more effective policy for a more competitive and sustainable agriculture and vibrant rural areas. As the CAP has developed, in line with the requirements of EU citizens a number of factors have become more important, such as improving the quality of Europe’s food, guaranteeing food safety, looking after the well-being of rural society, ensuring that the en-
vironment is protected for future generations, providing better animal health and welfare conditions and doing all this at minimal cost to the EU budget (which is funded mainly by taxpayers, i.e. ordinary citizens). The CAP is meant to create an agriculture that is competitive on world markets, which respects very strict standards on environment, food safety, and animal welfare, within a framework of a sustainable and dynamic rural economy. Today’s CAP is a policy choice of our society; to continue to support EU agriculture while responding to the expectations of citizens, taxpayers and consumers, with the least distortion of international trade. During the coming years the CAP will change further in order to continue to be a living policy which reflects the needs and expectations of European society, promotes a sustainable agriculture offering safe, quality products while protecting the environment and animal welfare, supporting the multifunctional role of farmers as suppliers of public goods to society, promoting the growth and creation of jobs in rural areas, reinforcing a competitive and innovative agricultural sector that
can respond to the challenges of the world market while being managed by simple and transparent rules. The task of AGRI is to determine how this journey can be made as smoothly as possible. We wish them the best of luck!
“Today’s CAP is a policy choice of our society; to continue to support the agriculture of the EU while responding to the expectations of citizens, taxpayers and consumers with the least distortion of international trade.”
The Last Drop by Andrej
Water is essential for life, sustaining the ecosystem, agriculture and industries. Yet, it is an invaluable resource that can be exhausted very easily. Millions of people worldwide are already suffering from droughts, water scarcity and contaminated or polluted water. We have seen the pictures of this on the television or on the Internet, and thought that these issues are distant and do not affect us in any way but actually almost half of the population of the EU are in the risk zone of facing the lack of a steady water supply. For example Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Malta are currently using up 20% of their long-term supply per year (2010). In southern Member States the growth of the tourism industry has lead to an increase in the demand of water, resulting in water scarcity. But it is essential to remember that most Member States have suffered from water scarcity and overexploitation of available sources since 1980s. In fact since 1980s the number of droughts have increased dramatically, due to change of climate, and in the past 30 years the estimated cost of these droughts have been 100 billion euro.
The demand on water is still rising and the consumption by humans, agriculture and industries will increase with 16% by 2030 if nothing is done. Another disturbing fact is that some 20-40% of the available water in Europe is being wasted. This is tragic since easy preventative measure could be adopted in order reduce the waste. However, there is hope and the EU has already taken action through the Water Framework Directive in 2000, establishing an international management system of natural river basins rather than national or regional. This way both ground and surface water can be safeguarded and achieve good ecological status by 2015. There is also a handful of policies in the EU such as the principle of water hierarchy that only encourages the use of increased water supply such as but not limited to desalination plants, when the demand of water can no longer be changed for example by water-saving and water-efficiency improvements. Furthermore Member States have taken action on their own through legislation and plans for future droughts. However, a key group still has change in order to maximize the results - the ordi-
nary EU citizens. Many of us take the water supply for granted, and are not aware of the limitations we are facing. The future seems very gloomy with these figures in mind, but actions have been taken by the EU and Member States to improve the situation. The question remains, are they effective enough or should other measures be taken? ENVI is going to have to answer this question.
â€œWe have seen the pictures on TV and on the Internet and thought that these issues are distant and do not affect us, but actually almost half the population of the EU are in the risk zone of facing the lack of a steady water supply.â€?
Big Brother is Watching by Marie-Jeanne
Have you ever felt like someone is spying on you? Or following you? Or filming you? All of this wasn’t a dream. That is nowadays very much real. Even though you might not have realised it, with the increase of the CCTV in the cities of the EU, everything you do in a public space is no longer secret. Apart from the fact that people can discover you have a lover, or that you buy half-price clothes, these systems create some deeper problems concerning the respect of fundamental liberties. Only the fact that Great Britain counts more or less 5 millions cameras could frighten many citizens. The cameras are supposed to reduce delinquency but conclusion of many studies shows it is only half true -hence the protest from a lot of citizens. For example cameras in Hamburg had to be removed. People opposing the CCTV argue that if someone wants to steal a car, he is not very likely to do it in front of a camera (after 2 days everyone, and particularly robbers, knows the exact places of cameras) but few meters away, or at night when it is impossible to recognize anyone on a video because of obscurity.
However, if the CCTV fails to cut the rate of incivilities, they represent a great help to solve criminal investigations. CCTV is reported to make people feel more secure in public areas. But once more we have to face an issue: what about the presumption against criminal liability? Will every person filmed have to prove he is not guilty? But the bigger problem that governments have to deal with is the storage of data that could be misused. Problems can get even more acute with the intervention in operating private companies. What use of these data could you imagine? For famous people, this could be the end of what at least resembled a normal life. Is everyone entitled to know why someone is somewhere? And what if your employer could do some research about where you go on holidays, with who you are going out, which type of hobbies you have and how you are spending your free time? It is simply just intrusion in the private life. Is the protection of the elementary European rights such as liberty of association or of speech threatened more than ever? We just have to wish good luck to all the nice delegates of LIBE, who will have to work hard to propose
great resolutions about laws that the EU must create to protect the European citizens’ rights from the development of the CCTV.
“Have you ever felt like someone is spying on you? Or following you? Or filming you? All of this was not a dream. This is nowadays very much real. Even though you might not have realised it, with the increase of the CCTV in the cities of the EU, everything you do in a public space is no longer secret.”
It is a Long Way to Federalisation...
Since the financial crisis erupted in 2007 among the weakest Member States of the European Union, there have been a lot of negotiations concerning an escape route that would ensure positive growth and sustainable development. The most popular is thought to be the theory of further integration in different fields, political, regional, economic and, in some cases, social and legal. Proceeding on the notion of Europeâ€™s potential collapse, which could have a domino effect of instability around the world, the question of federalisation has become a burning issue rather than an unachievable aspiration. To begin with, what does federal mean? It is a form of government in which a union of states recognizes the sovereignty of a central authority while retaining certain residual powers of government. But will this benefit Europe and -if yes- in what way? Someone may possibly ask. A federal Europe would build upon the success of the EU and its predecessors in taming the nationalism that caused so much conflict overall, by promoting shared history and culture to further the common good, while accommodating
regional differences. Additionally, federalism combines effectiveness with accountability, as the majority of decisions are being made at the lowest appropriate level; thus, citizens gain the ability to express themselves and decide in a way that will affect policymaking and prevent authoritarian governance. Furthermore, a federal Europe will be better equipped to promote its interests worldwide. How? By carrying more influence to international organisations (such as the UN and NATO) and by providing a necessary partner and balance to the USA in global affairs. Also, it would allow the creation of a single market that would enhance cooperation, increase profit and minimise possible losses; certainly, such a market would make controls and transports easier, faster and less costly. Not to mention that problem solving, especially on an international level, will be facilitated, thus strengthening the battle against drugs, famine and poverty. On the other hand, others support the idea of a Europe of Nations, which was first expressed by the French General Charles de Gaulle. The base of the aforementioned theory is the will to defend the nation, its existence, its identi-
ty and its strength. Therefore, the only way to maintain its sovereignity and unity is to rely on a strong state. The same applies to the EU as well: in order to remain robust it needs to lean on powerful, fully-developed and stable countries, like Germany, France and the United Kingdom. However, if this policy is implemented it will increase the influence of these states and make them dominant over others. To conclude, what institutional architecture should the EU of tomorrow melt into? The answer is not as simple as it may seem, even though the advantages of federalism surely outline the negative effects of a Europe of Nations. After all, not only does the given solution have to correspond with the needs of all nations, but also with their capabilities, so as not to cause inconsistency and disputes.
â€œA federal Europe will be better equipped to promote its interests worldwide.â€?
The Question of “How?” by Julia
Only in France, there are around twelve million people who live with a handicap; that is almost one out of four people. When walking on the streets, how many do you see? It is obvious that something needs to be done in order to include these people more into society. Better integrating them into the education system can be a good way to start. There is hardly anyone in Europe who would disagree with the idea of integrating children with a handicap into the regular school system. However, approving of an idea has helped the concerned people in the least cases. The EUwide project “Pathways to Inclusion” set out to effectively change the situation for handicapped children when it comes to equal access to education. The objective of the three years long project was to “achieve a society where equal opportunities are guaranteed for all”. In September 2012, the project came to an end, but are we there yet? In order to assess this, we might first consider whether the given infrastructure allows children with a disability access to schools. This entails providing all facilities necessary for these
children to effectively attend classes, for example elevators and ramps for those with a physical impairment or special computer programmes for dyslexic people. Such “facilities” might also include personal assistants. Which means should be made available must be decided taking into account different needs of children with a disability. Moreover, the social aspects of integration of children with impairment must not be forgotten. Children are rather quick with their tongues and likely to pick on people that are different to themselves. Integration of handicapped children may at a first instance prove to be rather difficult. Policy makers should think of measures to ensure them a smooth entry into the common education system. On paper, all these ideas are nice and good but the effective inclusion of handicapped people might call for measures of supervision from part of the EU. Somebody will need to check on the member states whether they adhere to the agreements. Further, the reason that certain states may have achieved more integration in the field than others does not give them the right to stop and wait until the others
catch up. There is surely a lot to be done in all countries. Thereby, different educational systems also need to be accounted for. It might even be appropriate to set country-specific agendas and deadlines. Integration of children with impairment into the education system is an essential step towards their future inclusion into society. The question is not whether to do it, but how.
“There is hardly anyone in Europe who would disagree with the idea of integrating children with a handicap into the regular school system. However, approving of an idea has helped the concerned people in the least cases.”
Are the Ads Controlling our Lives? by Claire
Everyday we encounter dozens of adverts – on TV, on the Internet or just on the streets - without it being a surprise to us. It just seems natural. Face it, you now link advert slogans to products such as brand new energy drinks or a cameras and you also identify an actor or a singer by the commercial he has starred in. The advertisement world is an empire that has an undeniable power over the countries of the world. It convinces people to buy this or that, making them believe it was their own idea in the first place. In the capitalist world we live in, advertisement rules a huge part of the economy. Advertisement is a form of soft power. It influences people, but not always in a good way. In fact commercials convey a certain image of society, which is not always true. This image is idealized so that it fits one’s idea of society. But this idea can cause a lot of issues because it includes stereotypes, alimentary problems, violence incitation, objectification and so on… Some non-governmental organizations decided to protest against this narrow-minded vision that can become dangerous to people’s health. Indeed some
people can take advertisements the wrong way and believe that it is real life. It leads to excesses that can be as bad as death. Campaigns have been launched to raise awareness that these issues do actually occur in everyday life. These organizations are trying really hard to make themselves heard but marketing corporations happen to have a kind of supremacy that seems to protect them from almost everything. Indeed there are laws in most developed countries that limit the number of adverts that a person will encounter every day and the things we can and cannot put in an advert. For example, it forbids xenophobic and homophobic images or slogans. But those laws don’t take in account the “minor” issues. And it is these issues that cause the most problems. We will take the minimum allowed weight of models as an example. Marketing companies, who have the right connections in the right places, can easily pass even more of these policies. Once again this demonstrates the power of this empire in the global society. The prognosis is frightening. If the governments don’t change anything the model that advertisement companies promote will
become a standard. People will try to fit into this mould. Those who don’t will become excluded and the whole vicious circle will be complete. It’s now up to institutions in charge to make decisions and take their responsibilities.
“Advertisement is a form of soft power. It influences people, but not always in a good way. In fact commercials convey a certain image of society, one that is not always true. This image is idealized so that it fits one’s idea of society. But this idea can cause a lot of problems since it includes stereotypes, alimentary problems, violence incitation and objectification...”
How do we tackle the Energy problem in Europe? by Juliette
As the Danish government, within the Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2012 is aiming to focus on precise goals, it has taken measures to strengthen and ensure the energy efficiency of Europe and develop energy technologies. However, the energy challenge is to respect fundamental principles of justice and sustainable development in a changing world, exposed to pollution, but at the same time produce enough energy for an entire continent, spreading and distributing infrastructures equally between the countries. In order to achieve this, it is important to first of all not only gather and make active altruistic decisions but to act as whole, as Europe, and to remember that the 27 countries need to invest in research about all the types of energies which could be relevant with a more efficient policy on sustainable development. After considering making this first step of convincing every country that a general awareness about which energies and infrastructures should be used and established, the second step would be to decide on an effective common strategy so as to make
the energy infrastructures last and be cost-effective. It is all about financing research for scientists so that they can come up with ideas and ways to use new energies such as shale gas, hydraulic or wind energy. In order for these infrastructures to be effective – and the European Union gave themselves 8 more years – they need to be reliable in terms of quality. Statistics from the EU state that the EU’s dependency on imports is increasing for all fossil fuels. In addition, in 2009, dependency on oil imports reached 83.5% and on gas 64.2%. while diversification of routes and sources is a strategic priority for the EU, as the number of oil and gas suppliers is too limited. The rate of energy dependency strongly varies among Member States, with Denmark being the only net exporter, and Malta entirely depending on imports. Such small details, as they could be considered, are in fact useful proving, showing and demonstrating why Europe needs this energy development as soon as possible, since the issue is getting more and more relevant to the Council of the European Union’s interests. Therefore, the main purpose of this policy is to succeed in the challenge of avoiding the waste
of energy and make the most of the new outcomes offered by the research and developments by realizing this 2020 energetic policy, which could lead to a better understanding between the countries in the European area as well as a better economy along with stronger and more united politics for a better Europe.
“Statistics from the EU state that the EU’s dependency on imports is increasing for all fossil fuels. In addition, in 2009, dependency on oil imports reached 83,5% while the dependency on gas imports reached 64,2%.”
Are you all Prêts Pour la Session? by Julia
Forgot nothing à la maison? Brosse-à-dents, socks sans trou, fancy tie, costume and jupe for l’AG? Food typique d’un pays should also be in your valises. Madeleines un-squished, le pot de caramel au beurre salé unbroken, le fromage bien embaillé so your vêtements don’t smell like delicious bleu. Chorrizo, tortilla et gazpacho, pretzels, wurst and choucroute, pizza, pasta et olives, we hope vous avez rien oublié. If everything goes as prévu, Euro-village will be a feast merveilleux. Are you also bien preparés for your committee topic? Passed des heures sur internet, looking for relevant info? Vos chaises hope so! Pour rendre votre chair happy, you also should be super-motivés to contribute your ideas à la discussion. On a besoin de some têtes malins quant à discussing European issues. You will meet beaucoup de gens super intéressants et super sympas during the few jours que vous êtes ici! It may as well happen que vous chit-chat votre nuit away. Or that vous ne pouvez pas stop dancing at the Euro-party. But, super-important: Don’t fall asleep dans la journée! Une qualité essentielle of an EYPer is, that
il n’a pas besoin de sommeil. On n’a pas inventé les coffee breaks for nothing! D’ailleurs, vous êtes all en super forme d’english? Car that will be très useful for vous. Il y a people from at least douze pays at this session! Osez! Get to faire their connaissance! Dernier but not least, are you ready for teambuilding? After the first few heures ici, you should all know les paroles and la danse to the grand gros pony. You should not have honte de faire le jellyfish or Zulu dance. While reading this, you devriez penser of ideas drôles for the funky poule. Soyez préparés to solve the gordic knot! Are you ready for an experience que vous n’oublierez jamais? You ARE ready for the 7e Session Régionale du PEJ PACA!
Practise your Franglais here:
Regional Session Made in Sweden by Andrej (pictures by Janne Vanhemmens)
At this time of the year one would think that high up north in Sweden you would find only moose and reindeers. But in fact there are also brave humans living in these cold and snowy places. Some of these people organised the 1st Northern Regional session of EYP Sweden, a two-day session in Ume책, Sweden, not very different from the session we are at right now. This is my account of experiences as a first-time chair at the session. Early Saturday morning, 33 delegates had come from near and far to discuss and find solutions to current global or local issues. The session offered seven committees and 14 chairs for the delegates and this presented some unforeseen challenges since the usual model for teambuilding and committee work is made for groups of at least 8 people. Nevertheless the chairs team met the challenge with great optimism and worked hard with their delegates all Saturday to create a draft resolution. Even with the resolution phrased the work did not end since a handful of delegates would sacrifice their night sleep to fine tune their speeches and prepare for the debates the next day. This was a pleasant surprise since this
was their first time doing EYP. The chairs team were also up late to type and spell-check resolutions and there was a moment of terror when the printers refused to cooperate and no resolutions could be printed. Fortunately this was finally fixed at 5 am. The first day went by quickly and all of a sudden the final day started. The morning began with a small delay, as the busses were late, but with entertaining games and songs the delegates were kept happy and energized for a long day of GA. GA went smoothly and the delegates and their work really came out to shine, as placards and moods were kept high throughout the long day. To sum up, I was very pleased with being an official for the first time and through the observing role I was surprised when I saw how hard these first-time delegates worked. I expect no less from the delegates at this session and I am looking forward to seeing the fruit of your labour.
Your EYP Horoscope by Dilge
ARIES-The stars will be in your favour for the whole session. If you are active during the teambuilding and show people how athletic you are, you may even find the love of your life.
LIBRA-You’ll enjoy the magnificent videos of Justine, but don’t forget, there is also a resolution that has to be written. Try to get along with your committee to achieve a perfect result!
TAURUS-In Committee Work, it will be two challenging days, but before the challenge, get ready for the teambuilding. Two things to do in the first day of SR7 are to relax and ALLELE!
SCORPIO - The day of GA makes you feel nervous, but don’t panic! As Mars enters your house of EYP, you’ll make the loudest and clearest points and step into the spotlight of the GA.
GEMINI-Mars enters your house of wisdom, keep a close eye on the news concerning your committee topic before the CW. The more you research your topic, the less you have to worry.
SAGITTARIUS-As Pluto stops by your house of fun, you’ll be the one who enjoys all of the evening events, but be careful. Journos will be ready to take pictures of all these moments.
CANCER-As Venus enters its strongest phase you’ll make a lot friends both in your own committee and in others. You may even find a mysterious lover. There is only one thing to do: Smile!
CAPRICORN-Doors will open for you at the session, not the least in love, if you visit another committee room. Pluto will give you the impulse to dip into the mysterious waters of a new relationship.
LEO-You felt down during the teambuilding because of some delegates stealing all of the attention, but give your committee a second chance. They might turn out to be amusing.
AQUARIUS-It’s time to take a break from studying and go have fun at SR7. Although you might dislike your committee at first sight, you’ll get used to them and enjoy the teambuilding.
VIRGO-As the Moon enters the house of romance, you may feel dizzy because of the hot participants of SR7. If you’d like to get attention from an official, remember the Golden Rule.
PISCES-Good humour and looking at your committee with optimism will characterize your EYP life. You’ll enjoy every issue of Cap ou PACA and love the adorable press team!
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