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- Each year 14 Regional Forums run all over the country, normally between February and April. These include Newcastle, Northern Ireland, North Wales, Yorkshire & Humberside, South East, Midlands, South West, East Scotland, West Scotland, North West, South Wales, East Anglia and two Thames Valley Forums.
- Regional Sessions are an exciting first-step to becoming involved in the wider activities of the European Youth Parliament and EYPUK. Participants will gain new skills in debating and public speaking, as well as education around key issues in British and European politics.
- All Regional Forums occur over one day and are made up of a General Assembly, with each Committee (one per school) making a Proposition speech, Defence Speech and Attack Speech.
- Schools will be given information on Forum procedures, as well as our Resolution Handbook, in the weeks prior to their Regional Forum.
Who organises a Regional Forum?
- Regional Forums are organised by EYPUK Alumni, who will have experience of organising and/or participating in previous EYPUK events.
- Alumni are either asked or apply to take part at each event by the ‘Regional Forum Head Organiser’.
- At every Regional Forum there will be 3 Jury Members (at least one of whom will be a Committee member), a journalist, 2 Vice Presidents and a President.
What happens after a Regional Forum?
- At the end of a Regional Forum two teams are selected by the Jury made up of EYPUK Alumni to represent their region at one of our two National Sessions. Here they will be up against the schools selected at all the other Regional Forums.
- Even if your school is not selected to participate in a National Session there are still many ways for pupils to stay involved in EYPUK. Former delegates who have attended a Regional Forum are welcome to discuss joining the EYPUK alumni. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
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