Haarlem 2019 | Regional Selection Conference

EYP the Netherlands organises four (4) Regional Selection Conferences each year. These are the start of the EYP-journey for Dutch participants. The third Regional Selection Conference of 2019-2020 will take place in Haarlem, during the weekend of 14 and 15 November.

The Regional Selection Conferences 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.

Head Organisers and Session Theme

This particular event will be led by two young project managers, Elmar Post and Reinier Pluis.

“We as head organisers feel a responsibility to provide an event that allows participants to learn, grow and connect to aid their understanding of EYP and encourage them to participate. We intend to do so by focusing on participant welfare and stimulating interconnectivity between officials teams and delegates to even further improve this welfare. With this, we mean to incorporate teambuilding into the schedule in such a way, that both delegates and officials feel safe and interconnected with their peers.

Other than that, we want to put more focus on making the session open internationally. This, combined with interconnectivity can allow delegates and officials alike to get to know more about other people and cultures in Europe, which is one of the key points EYP strives for. We want to do this by inviting foreign delegates to attend our session and to try and achieve a more diverse (in terms of nationality) team of officials, as well as encourage a diverse selection of topic to cater to different countries and cultures.

Lastly, we want to have a sustainable session, both knowledge- and environmentally-like. We want to create this sustainable environment by using sustainable materials, separating waste, making the session vegetarian-only and reusing previously created (academic) materials.”

Session logo

The logo for the event is the iconic tower of the St. Bavo. The St. Bavokerk is the most important church of Haarlem and one of the most important historical landmarks. The church dates back to the Middle Ages and the build took 150 years.

The Regional Selection Conferences are supervised by the Secretary of EYP the Netherlands, Tom Cobbenhagen.  For questions concerning this event please consult our Secretary through tom.cobbenhagen@eyp.nl or consult the Head Organisers (elmar.post@eyp.nl | reinier.pluis@eyp.nl)