First Summer School Session of EYP Armenia (ESS)

1st Summer School Session of European Youth Parliament – Armenia on “Improvement: Spreading Changes” (ESS) took place on 20-24th, July 2015. 60 delegates from 5 schools of Yerevan gathered together to brainstorm, discuss diverse topics in their respective committees, challenge each other and themselves, get to know various perspectives and see matters a bit differently. The delegates were from the Physical-Mathematical SchoolNPUA high schoolAnania Shirakatsi Lyceum, Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex and Ayb High School
11811315_1104495962913105_3319798878783708475_nAwesome and creative enthusiasts from different schools of Yerevan debated on daring and urgent topics of the 1st ever School Session. The best delegate of the ESS got the chance to participate in Dilijan Academic EYP Forum #DAIF , organized with the support of German Federal Foreign Office, while the Best School Delegation was chosen based on Independent Jury’s assessment and the voting of the participants to represent their school in Yerevan EYP Forum to Empower Emerging Leaders (FEEL) on “Activate youth for sustainability: obtaining and rebuilding” (AYSOR), taking place this November. Ayb High School and  NPUA high school were recognized as best delegations during the General Assembly of the ESS.
 The schools were allocated respectively in 5 committees to discuss their topics in the scope of the 1st Summer School Session of EYP Armenia: Environment, Food Security and Public Health (ENVI), Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Culture and Education (CULT), Human Rights (DROI). The Resolutions Booklet can be found here: Resolution booklet – ESS
247107_1101039803258721_1474724420664464604_nThe 1st Summer School Session of EYP Armenia started with the Opening CeremonySvetlana Hovhannisyan, the President of ESS mentioned in her inspiring speech “Improvement comes from your inner world of achievements, from your decision to try…”
11760297_1104499176246117_955229974821508825_nThe Opening Ceremony was a great start for all the delegates and chairpersons to continue becoming acquainted and having fun with each other during the TeamBuilding activities, right after the Opening Ceremony.
During the next days the delegates were invited to the ESS Food Fest, which was followed by the amazingly organized Talent Night, which was a great opportunity for many outstanding and talented youngsters to reveal their talents and perform in front of their fellow delegates. The hard works, identification of problems and the preparation of strong resolutions during the Committee Work ensured the fruitful and controversial debates during the General Assembly.11694843_1104497362912965_4643279439410665140_n
The EYP Armenia team, as well as the Organizing team of the ESS did their best to organize a range of evening activities to create platform for non-formal and cultural communication as a supplement to the academic aspect of the conference and to make the session unforgettable and amazing.
Special thanks to the Head Organizers of  ESS: Eva Karapetyan and Minas Shahinian along with their organizing team, the President, Vice-Presidents,  Chairpersons, Media Team and all the schools involved in ESS. 
 The Video prepared by the Media Team of the Forum can be found below:


The copyright for the photos and videos belongs to the Media Team of EYP Armenia.

Edited and Posted by Inessa Manukyan

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