For Ia Tserodze #EYPimpact is Fighting for More than Ordinary

Ia tserodzeWe are extremely proud of the alumni who have represented our National Committee at International Sessions as officials. Ms. Ia tserodze  was one of the International Chairpersons at Leipzig 2015- 80th International Session of European Youth Parliament. Her inspiring point of view about EYP is, for indeed, worth reading.

“ EYP taught me that no thought can ever be ideal, so we might as well say what we think is worth fighting for.

I remember being asked to describe my vision for the future of the European Union in one sentence. If you similarly inquired now, seven years later, my response would remain unaltered: “My vision rests within the hope that one day I get to answer the same question as a citizen of the EU.”

EYP, to me, is not about change — it’s about expansion. It did not change my vision, but taught me how to be assertive and confident in it. EYP formed my dreams into lucid, attainable goal. It taught me how to cherish my European values, but also showed me how core values are not necessarily European, but human. It taught me how to turn an impasse into an asset. It taught me that it is better to fail at originality than succeed at imitation.

And it convinced me that I have every right in the world to not settle for the ordinary. “