The chairperson announces the final vote and proceeds to wrap up the debates for the day. People get up, speaking quietly about what just happened on their way out. I am still sitting, in shock. I look around and find that everyone in my committee is doing the same. We slowly get up and the tears we were fighting back are now coming. We sob like children all the way to the next venue. Although we are inconsolable we wipe our tears away to keep up appearances during dinner.
To create a better understanding to this very emotional response I should probably start from the beginning. During my
We spent a week with European youth just like us, debating important issues that affect the EU and us everyday. Over the course of a week, we learned how to draft legislation, reach consensus on difficult issues, how to debate, how to speak in public and how to understand the other side of an argument despite feeling very strongly for your side.
The EYP experience is truly indescribable, but I’ll do my best. The people you live with go from strangers to your second family within this time, and tears are spilled when it’s time to leave. You spend every waking moment with these people. They
This week IEGS will be hosting the National Session of the EYP, but let's take a look back following their journey from Leipzig for the International Session!
Whenever someone asks me to explain what the European Youth Parliament is, I always find myself having a hard time to get it down in only a few sentences. Where do I start? How am I supposed to summarize all the experiences, challenges, laughs, new thoughts, faces and memories that each new session of EYP brings with it? Due to this it is often the case that when returning back from a session, many of us EYP’ers simply reply with