It is rational to continue the series of throwbacks with a memory of how EYP Georgia was granted an opportunity to host 86th International Session of European Youth Parliament in our beautiful country of Georgia. We asked our Ex-President, Ms. Mariam Demetrashvili, who lead the National Committee of EYP Georgia in 2015-2016, to recollect how the planning of such a large-scale event embarked on back in February of 2016.
Read what she has to share with us:
“It certainly is gratifying to be able to observe the process of Tbilisi 2017’s preparation. Especially since the session was officially granted to the National Committee of EYP Georgia during my presidency. Recalling the time, when our Board was selflessly working on the bid, which we later on submitted to the International Office, definitely brings back some of the best memories. It truly started with a will to once again challenge ourselves and eventually transformed into the most prominent experience. It is without doubt, a tremendous success, which proves how far the National Committee of EYP Georgia has come.
With 4 more months to go, it is safe to say that Tbilisi 2017 will be a spectacular event!”
We asked an experienced alumna, Mariam Chaduneli, who served as Vice President of EYP Georgia in 2014-15, to tell us a little bit about the impact EYP had on her life. Here is what she shared with us:
“After meeting and working with so many bright, skillful and open-minded individuals I told myself, these are the people you’ll have to compete with on a labour market, so you better be really good if you don’t want to be unemployed.
On a more serious note, I’m genuinely grateful to EYP for giving me an opportunity to visit places, discuss things and meet people I would have never met otherwise, because those places, conversations and people shaped me into who I am today.”
Let’s have our first EYP throwback to 9th National Selection Conference, which was held in one of the oldest and prettiest cities of Georgia, Kutaisi, in August of 2015. The session was a part of the project BASES: Building A Strong European Society of the International Office in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office. BASES aimed at enhancing dialogue and mutual understanding as well as broadening the cooperation among civil society in the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
There were number of sessions, training and other events organised within the project by different National Committees of the EaP countries. EYP Georgia is thankful to BASES for the opportunities it gave to Georgian youngsters both on national and international scales.
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For those, who are actively involved in European Youth Parliament, congratulations! as we are celebrating 30th anniversary of our beloved organisation. International office of EYP is celebrating this event with recollecting the memories of one of the first members through hashtags EYPthrowback as well as showing the impact EYP had on its participants through EYPimpact.
Tbilisi 2017 is joining the celebration and we are proud to introduce you an experienced alumnus Giorgi Tabagari, who became one of the first members of EYP Georgia and was representing our National Committee when Georgian National Committee got recognised during the General Assembly of the 57th International Session of EYP in Prague in 2008.
We asked Giorgi to share his experience and show the impact EYP had on his personal growth and career.
“It’s rather hard to squeeze almost 10 years, dozens of sessions and tons of memories in few sentences. Basically, EYP built me up as a person. Determined my professional interests and to a large degree, formed my social circle. First and foremost, EYP boosted my European identity, broadened my horizons and thanks to this experience, I am way more international today. EYP gave me a huge opportunity in life and I’m happy I embraced it to the fullest. For that, I will be eternally grateful for the organisation. “
With the picture of this curly-haired boy, who tends to be one of the Head Organisers of Tbilisi 2017, we are thrilled to announce that the Call for the Oganisers of Tbilisi 2017 – 86th International Session of the European Youth Parliament is now open!
The Core Team of Organisers is looking for motivated, hard-working, and energetic individuals who are ready to join such a large-scale event for the next 5 months. For officials the event will take place from 10th-19th of November.
If you would like to join the team of International Organisers that is lead by experienced alumni of EYP Georgia – Tamta Tsveraidze (GE) and Zurab Giorgobiani (GE) – you can apply through the link that is attached to this call. Deadline for sending your applications is July 9th, 23:59 CEST.
Through this picture, where Zura shows his immense enthusiasm of hearing from you, you can tell, how much we are looking forward to receiving and reading your applications!
The application form is available through Members Platform of EYP:
We wish you the best of luck!