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Official website of the 71st International Session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), which was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 2nd to the 11th of November 2012. A project summary in Dutch may be downloaded by clicking the link on the right-hand side.

Amsterdam 2012

Amsterdam 2012

From the 2nd to the 11th of November 2012, Amsterdam will host the 71st international session of the European Youth Parliament. Under the high patronage of Mr Barosso, the President of the European Commission, Mr van der Laan, the Mayor of Amsterdam, and others, 300 youngsters from over 36 countries will discuss and debate pressing European issues.  
Part 1: Team Building

Part 1: Team Building

On the first day of the session all participants gather at the team building venue and are split up into 15 committees of about 15 people. They have never met each other and all have a different background. However, at the end of the session, they have to be able to work together as an effective team. The preparation of...
Part 2: Committee Work

Part 2: Committee Work

Committee Work is one of the central activities of a session. All committees have been assigned a different topic, which varies from the situation in the Middle East to agriculture, international trade and climate change. The goal is to write a resolution on this topic. Consensus plays an important role in this process and it is a big challenge for...
Part 3: General Assembly

Part 3: General Assembly

The General Assembly brings together all participants of the conference to discuss the results of Committee Work. Each committee first presents their resolution using a three-minute speech, which is followed by a discussion on this resolution lasting about 45 minutes. During the discussion, the floor is open to all other participants. At the end of each debate on a resolution,...
Results

Results

The resolutions that are passed during the General Assembly will be bundled in to a booklet and sent to the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Europe, as well as a number of local and national bodies. Moreover, as an educational project, the International Session will raise awareness amongst young people about European issues.
updates from the 71st international session
The European Commission responds...

The European Commission responds…

The resolutions of Amsterdam2012 were sent to the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and many national institutions throughout Europe. Today, the organisers of Amsterdam2012 received a response from European Commission Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani. You may download this letter from the European Commission here. More information on the Commissioner...
Results of 'Amsterdam 2012'

Results of ‘Amsterdam 2012′

The 71st International Session of the European Youth Parliament has been a great success, and below you may download some of its most important results: the resolution booklets (in English and French). The resolutions are currently presented to the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the session partners and other organisations. Some of...
Video of the Theme Night at the Rijksmuseum

Video of the Theme Night at the Rijksmuseum

AkzoNobel kindly hosted the Amsterdam 2012 theme night at the Rijksmuseum – the National Museum of the Netherlands in Amsterdam. The event started with speeches on leadership in the business world by Tex Gunning (a member of the board of AkzoNobel) and by a speech from Roel Jansen on political leadership in the Eurozone and...
Articles about Amsterdam2012 by Presseurop

Articles about Amsterdam2012 by Presseurop

If you want to read more about Amsterdam2012 in Dutch or French, you can find articles on our conference on the website of Presseurop (www.presseurop.eu), one of our mediapartners. Together with these partners, Amsterdam 2012 and the European Youth Parliament work to further spread the ideas from the young parliamentarians at the International Session. For...
Live stream of the General Assembly

Live stream of the General Assembly

The General Assembly of the 71st International Session is taking place today and tomorrow. The 300 youngsters will debate and discuss with each other the resolutions that they have previously written. You can also follow their debates by following this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eyp-barlaeus2010-2011-finals
Resolution booklet Amsterdam2012

Resolution booklet Amsterdam2012

The resolution booklet of the 71st International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Amsterdam is to be found using the following link. In the booklet, the resolutions can be found that the committees wrote during their Committee Work. They are being discussed in the General Assembly as of today.
Press Conference in Spui25 on Thursday 8th

Press Conference in Spui25 on Thursday 8th

Tomorrow, Spui25 will host us for the press conference of Amsterdam2012. For more information, the programme and to sign up, please follow this link. We look forward to seeing you there tomorrow, and look forward to answering any questions you have on the resolutions, our project in Amsterdam and the European Youth Parliament in general!...
Website of the Media Team launched!

Website of the Media Team launched!

The website of the Media Team has been launched! On this site, you can find all their output and material. Take a look, for example, at the first issue of the newspaper, or the first video! http://amsterdamedia.eu/
Rhetorica debate club to train the delegates of Amsterdam2012

Rhetorica debate club to train the delegates of Amsterdam2012

The Rhetorica debate club, situated in Maastricht, will be visiting the session to give an extensive workshop on debating. Delegates will be informed about topics such as speeching, finding the core-clash and forming an argument. The main trainer is Hanneke Bermans (NL), who is a World Finalist in Debating, won best European speaker and debated...
Today is Arrivals Day: the Session Hotline is active

Today is Arrivals Day: the Session Hotline is active

Today, on the 2nd of November 2012, the 71st International Session of the European Youth Parliament is about to start. For all questions relating to travel difficulties, or in case you need help from the organisation, please do contact the Session Hotline onĀ +31-6-51484410. It is also possible to contact the delegate support team on delegates@amsterdam2012.eu....
Het Parool interviews two Dutch delegates

Het Parool interviews two Dutch delegates

The Dutch newspaper ‘Het Parool’ published an interview with Zahra Runderkamp (responsible for media) and Pelle Koppen and Hester van der Laan (both part of the Dutch delegation). If you can read Dutch, a photo of the article can be found below:
'The security offered by the Euro led to banks lending unprecedented amounts..."

‘The security offered by the Euro led to banks lending unprecedented amounts…”

Oscar StenbomĀ (SE) explores the causes of the European banking crisis in his article ‘The Muddled Tale of European Banking’, which appeared today in the first issue of the official newspaper of Amsterdam2012. This newspaper is written by a press team of 15 journalists, two editorial assistants and one editor, and actively seeks to contribute to...