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YESS 2016: Yerevan School Session

Yerevan School Session, took place from 21st to 23rd of October in Yerevan, Armenia. More than 50 outstanding high school students from around 5 different schools of Yerevan gathered together. They were brought together to brainstorm, research, discuss, find and formulate the solutions on the various topics. Even though the duration of the session was not long, every point of EYP methodology was preserved: Teambuilding Activities, the Opening Ceremony,  Committee Work, General Assembly and Cultural Event.14890584_1441110182585013_3930173923476470818_o

On the first day, the delegates started their integration in the forum by participating in the team building activities in one of the nicest parks of Yerevan – Tumo park. All participants enjoyed the various games, provided by the Chairs’ team and Presidency...

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UWC + EYP Friendship: Friendship that transcended boundaries

One of the aims of the EYP Armenia is to connect young people with like-minded individuals and to create strong bonds of commitment and friendship leading to building a stronger community within and beyond our country. Luckily, it has proven to be successful with many examples of EYPers coming and sticking together, thus creating a strong friendship.

This short story is about 3 ambitious youngsters who, having heard of one another in the scope of EYP, first met and got together due to the Facebook chat for UWC students where Karina told Erik and Hovhannes about the Nobel Days program. As Erik said, “What engaged us more was the chance of going to the UWC Dilijan College as part of the program...

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An honest interview with Hovsep Patvakanyan

From doing a PhD in Economics to publishing a book about inflation forecasting models; From International Economic Expert to Founder of European Youth Parliament of Armenia and finally from a university lecturer to a very good friend for many people; Hovsep Patvakanyan is a real role model for many young people for his successful carreer, hard work and optimistic view of the future.

Very recently he published his first book “Inflation forecasting: how much should we care about external factors?”  in Saarbrücken, Germany. For this he received 1st Krikor Artzruni Award by Armenian Economic Association, endorsements from professionals at Central Bank and Ministry of Economy.

We decided to have an honest interview with Mr...

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An Armenian Speaking Portuguese or The Adventures of Tatev Mkrtumyan in Braga 2016

Missing the train from Porto to Braga, getting off at a wrong station, being suggested to take photos by a handsome blond guy, posing for the photos no matter how, Love-ing, Peace-ing and Positive-ing all Braga long, shouting into the microphone during the Final Speech, dancing salsa and bachata in the streets of Braga and getting some hot master-class from native Colombians…

Trying to sum up Tatev’s story to the beautiful land of Portugal, I suggest you going through her adventures with us, as positive vibes will get straight into your heart once reaching the end of the article.


Tatev Mkrtumyan
, a passionate PR maven that AUA has never seen before, an experienced EYP-er who has been to 8 different sessions and is still exploring, a PR Responsible for IEFA 2016 that took the Forum to ...

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Happy September 1

August has just ended which means that it’s already September and classes have just begun. For some students its going to be an ordinary university year but for Freshmen this September will be different from others, because they will start a new chapter in their life – full of endless fun, big emotions and hard studies.

Lots of EYP Armenia Alumni have started their freshman year this September as well. Some of them choose to study in Armenian universities while other prefer to continue their studies in foreign universities. We talked with our Alumni and found out that they mainly chose the American University of Armenia, French University in Armenia, Yerevan State University and Yerevan Brusov State University...

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Armenian Delegation in RISE 2016 – 82nd International Session of the European Youth Parliament

What?  RISE 2016 – 82nd International Session of the European Youth Parliament

When? 14th to 23rd July, 2016

Where? Rennes, France

Armenian delegation to RISE 2016 consisted of six participants who took part in one of the biggest EYP events of the year: 82nd International Session of the European Youth Parliament. The session gathered nearly 300 participants from 39 European countries and was unique in its format – for the first time in EYP history the International Session had three official languages: English, German and French. Armenian delegation comprising six delegates – Tatev Soghoyan, Vardges Shahmenendyan, Andranik Manukyan, David Eloyan and Sergey Kumelov, and one chairperson – Armine Khamoyan, returned with huge enthusiasm and great memories from the event...

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Integration vs. Inclusion

“United in diversity” is the official motto of European Union. Diversity reflected in the identities of the Member States (which were contributed by migrants from around the globe), makes the basis for the EU. In the era of globalization, the European society is inevitably enriched by the increase in migration processes. They affect European demographics, languages and cultural practices, and Europeans will continually need to adjust to these changes. Unfortunately, some minorities in the EU are facing discrimination, racism and xenophobia.

Integration is considered as a solution to this problem, while another viewpoint implies the best resolution to be inclusion and participation that have several noteworthy differences...

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Pan-Regional EYP Session: PRESS 2016

PRESS 2016 took place from May 6th to May 10 in Gyumri in cooperation with Worldvision Armenia 2nd year in a row. Over 80 delegates, gathered from numerous cities of Armenia, took part in the forum. This forum was unique as it is the first forum where the official language was Armenian. But, as is usual with EYP, the forum had teambuilding activities, committee work, Cultural night (imPRESS) to build sustainable teams for the General Assembly debates.

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On the first day, with the help of the teambuilding activities, breaks and the Cultural night, delegates built strong bonds before the more challenging parts of the forum. We would like to say thanks to the hard work the chairpersons put into creating a friendly environment amid the committees...

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Moving Beyond the Definition of “Democracy”

Author Erik Ananyan

Hour after hour, people around the globe, turn on their TVs to hear the latest news about the ongoing discussions about the results of the British referendum on leaving the European Union (EU), or shortly said – Brexit. The overall 71.8% voter turnout in the referendum makes clear the historical importance of the event for the residents of the United Kingdom. The option of leaving the Union won by 52% to 48%. After the announcements from the leaders of the European Parliament and European Commission about their desire of Britain leaving the EU as soon, as possible, the situation becomes even more tensed. It is safe to say that the results of the referendum have turned into a big hit towards the European Union, which has managed to lose the 5th biggest economy in the w...

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