EYP the Netherlands organiser four (4) Preliminary Rounds each year. These are the start of the EYP-journey for Dutch participants. The fourth and last Extended Preliminary Round of 2018-2019 will take place in Delft, during the weekend of 12 and 13 January.
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.
The session is organised by two young project managers, Jelmer de Haan and Hannah Wessels. Their vision concentrates on making this event a valuable experience for all involved: “For the past few months, we have been working with undying enthusiasm to make Delft 2019 a reality. We are now extremely excited to open the call for Officials who share our enthusiasm to make this the best possible Session. The key word for our Session is value: the value for participants, the value of their contribution and the value of our Session for the world. Parts of this are a sufficiently high academic level, close-knit teams with lots of positivity and a very sustainable Session. We are looking for team leaders who share this vision and are willing to work with us on improving and implementing it, and can find the balance between fun and academics. This will all happen in the beautiful city of Delft: our favourite Dutch city, and, in the future, hopefully yours as well.”
The logo of Delft is a faceted heart. Designed by Head of Design Sofie de Jong, it is an ode to one of the most popular attractions in the city of Delft: the Blue Heart, a modern sculpture. The very technical construction of the artwork links to the renowned Technical University of Delft. Located in the centre of Delft, it quite literally represents the heart of the city.