Breda 2018 | Extended Preliminary Round

EYP the Netherlands organiser four (4) Preliminary Rounds each year. These are the start of the EYP-journey for Dutch participants. The second Extended Preliminary Round of 2018-2019 will take place in Breda, during the weekend of 24 and 25 November.

The Extended Preliminary Rounds are two days long. All participants gather in their chosen working group called a committee, consisting of 6 to 8 people from various schools. On Saturday morning there will be Teambuilding activities through which participants get to know each other. In the afternoon, the delegates discuss a European issue in their group, coming up with possible solutions. Saturday evening includes a cultural program: Eurovillage, during which the delegations will eat traditional food and drinks from different European countries. The participants spend the night and the next day, on Sunday, reunite in a large debate. During this General Assembly, all groups present and discuss their motion for a resolution, which passes through a debate and a voting procedure.

This event will be managed by two young project managers, Pien Kiliaan and Tom Suelmann. Their vision focuses on personal development and efficient cooperation:  “Late November there will be an extraordinary session in Breda, where we both grew up. Located in the province of Brabant, Breda is a city with a lot of history. Besides, it is very European orientated with the Belgium border only 15 min away by car, Antwerp 50 min by train and Paris is a train ride away with the Thalys. The municipality of Breda is also very keen on exploring all European opportunities, which gives us a great chance of hosting an extraordinary session in this lovely welcoming city. In Breda, we want to give participants the most valuable and appropriate EYP experience we can offer, whilst fostering personal development for all officials. That is why we want to schedule more time for training.”

The logo of Breda represents the dome prison of Breda, a unique landmark. Constructed in 1886, it is best known as the prison where convicted World War 2 collaborators were held captive. The prison is one of three dome prisons in the Netherlands. The logo for the event was designed by our Head of Design, Sofie de Jong.

The Preliminary Rounds are supervised by the Secretary of EYP the Netherlands, Jarne van der Poel. For questions concerning this event please consult our Secretary through voorrondes@eyp.nl or consult the Head Organisers (pien.kiliaan@eyp.nl | tom.suelmann@eyp.nl).