ABOUT EYPUK

As a branch of the wider European Youth Parliament, the European Youth Parliament United Kingdom (EYPUK) is a politically unbound charity organisation, open to young people aged 14-24. EYPUK works across the country, operating a wide range of events and forums for young people. We take privacy very seriously at EYPUK; click here to find out more.

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Email: info@eypuk.co.uk

Address: Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, Liverpool L2 3SW

Registered educational charity no. 1029243

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees is largely made up of former alumni who have served on the Alumni Executive and also individuals who have great expertise in fields ranging from education, the law, politics, accounting and local government. The primary purpose of the Trustees is to be both financially and legally responsible for the charity and to help set the strategic goals and business plan for the future of the organisation. The Trustees go led by the feeling of the Alumni Executive and wider members to help ensure that EYPUK is an organisation that is growing in a sustainable manner. The Committee is the term given to both the Trustees and Alumni Executive and they meet for quarterly meetings with the AGM taking place in September. Meetings are led by the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

MORGAN BARNDEN - CHAIR

My name is Morgan and I am the Chair of the Board of Trustees of European Youth Parliament United Kingdom. We are one of the largest debating charities in the UK, promoting non-formal education and academic debate amongst over a thousand young people across the country each year. I first became involved with EYP back in 2015 and have gone on to represent EYPUK abroad both as a delegate and official, whilst working in various capacities for the National Committee. My role as Chair is to lead a team of trustees who are financially and legally responsible for the charity, supporting our volunteers and establishing and meeting our long-term strategic goals as a leading youth empowerment charity. (morgan.barnden@eypuk.co.uk)

PETER MCMANUS - VICE CHAIR

Hi everyone, my name is Peter and this year I will be the Vice-Chair of the Trustees, helping out the Chair where I can and also generally supporting the whole Committee in its work. I’ve been involved in EYP for over four years, and am also currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of National Committees which is responsible for developing the network as a whole. I am from Belfast where I am in my fourth year studying Medicine, having just completed an intercalated Masters in Global Health. (peter.mcmanus@eypuk.co.uk)

EMILY LONG - VICE CHAIR/TREASURER

I'm Emily, I'm 20 and am currently studying psychology in Oxford. I am the Treasurer on the Board of Trustees. Unsurprisingly, this involves handling the money for EYPUK events, but it also involves a lot of the legal bits and bobs that come with being a charity. Since I started EYP in 2015, I've been involved in most aspects of EYPUK's governance, having overseen regionals, head organised nationals and presided the exec, as well as representing the NC's interests at international meetings; so if you have any questions about how things work or how to get involved, feel free to get in touch! (emily.long@eypuk.co.uk)

MATTHEW CAINE - COMMUNICATIONS

I joined EYPUK in 2015, and didn't have a clue what was going on. Thankfully, I was very lucky in that I was invited to another EYPUK event on my doorstep, and from then I have gone on to work in nine different countries with EYP organisations abroad. I am particularly proud of my time as Head Trainer of the flagship capacity-building event of our international network! As well as sessions abroad, I am lucky to have been trusted with various roles within EYPUK, where I am now Communications Trustee. I run EYPUK's communications (like this website!) with the help of my trusty Communications Coordinators. (matthew.caine@eypuk.co.uk)

LUCY FOWLER - ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT

My name is Lucy and, along with Natalie, I am one of the two Alumni Development Trustees of EYPUK. Our role is to help anyone who wants to become, or stay, active in the organisation to do so. Each year we send alumni to sessions abroad, help them apply for roles they are interested in, and organise an Alumni Training Weekend towards the end of the year to develop the skills of our members and bring them together informally. I have been involved in the organisation since my National Session in 2015 and am delighted to be taking up this role! Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the opportunities we can offer you. (lucy.fowler@eypuk.co.uk)

NATALIE TSANG - ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT

My name is Natalie Tsang, and I am one of the two Alumni Development Trustees of EYPUK. Our role is to help anyone who wants to become, or stay, active in the organisation to do so. Whereas Lucy focuses more on liaising with other EYP organisations from across Europe, so as to find development opportunities for our newest members, I focus more on handling school delegations. We also organise a really great Alumni Training Weekend towards the end of each year; places are always in high demand so do keep an eye out for that event! Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the opportunities we can offer you. (natalie.tsang@eypuk.co.uk)

BETH APPLETON - EURVOICE

I'm Beth and I'm the trustee for EYPUK's inclusion and outreach programme, EurVoice, which provides opportunities for young people from less advantaged backgrounds to develop debating skills, learn about Europe, and connect directly with decision-makers. I've been involved with EYP since 2014 and since then have taken on a variety of roles both here in the UK and abroad, including Head Organising the 2017 Autumn National Session & serving on the Exec as Alumni Development Coordinator.  (bethany.appleton@eypuk.co.uk)

JEFF DUNN - SCHOOLS ADVISOR

I have been a trustee of EYPUK since September 2010. Born in Durham, I attended Liverpool and Liverpool Hope Universities. I taught History in a number of secondary schools in Liverpool from 1976 until 2007. In 2000 I helped to set up the Liverpool Schools' Parliament. Since September 2007 I have worked solely on this initiative as its Director. The Parliament enables children and young people in Liverpool to have a voice and to make an impact. This needs to be supported by improving both the confidence and the ability of students to get across their point of view - something that can be done through involvement with EYPUK. (jeffreydunn@btinternet.com)

ANNIE MACCONNACHIE - REGIONALS

My name is Annie and I am the Regionals Trustee for EYPUK. I oversee our regional sessions that take place every year all over the UK and I support our regionals coordinations and head organisers. My EYP journey started in 2013 when I represented the UK in the Riga International Session. I loved my experience in Riga so much that I decided to remain involved in the European Youth Parliament. Since then I have worked in various different capacities for the organisation, chairing, working with media, and now as part of the board of trustees for EYPUK. I'm really excited at the prospect of growing and developing EYPUK to reach even more students. Having previously studied at the University of St Andrews, I am currently in the clinical phase of my medical degree at the University of Manchester. (Annie.Macconnachie@eypuk.co.uk)

JOSEFF REED - NATIONALS

Hi everyone, my name is Joseff Reed! For this upcoming year, I will be working as the National Sessions Trustee for the organisation. I currently study Philosophy and German at the University of Oxford but am originally from Cardiff. I have been with EYP since 2015 and have learned so much from my time here, meeting some amazing people along the way and gaining valuable experience, both professional and personal. I have been lucky to experience lots of aspects of EYP, working as a Jury Member, Chairperson and Head Organiser over the years. I have also engaged heavily with international governance, making sure that EYPUK leads the way in making our international organisation more accessible. I am really excited for the year ahead and am ready to help EYPUK develop further, ensuring that it remains the inclusive, positive and engaging organisation that it always has been. (joseff.reed@eypuk.co.uk)

JAMES TESTAR - EVENTS

Hi, my name is James and I am the co-opted Events Trustee. This primarily means I support Joseff with overseeing the organisation and strategy of our National Sessions. I have personally benefited from lots of different opportunities to organise and shape events in my last 3 years with EYPUK; the highlight being the Autumn National Session last year. Outside of EYP, I study Modern Languages at the University of Exeter, and am currently living in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions regarding our National Sessions, I’d be delighted to hear them! (james.testar@eypuk.co.uk)