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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REGIONAL FORA

Regional fora are an exciting first step in becoming involved with EYPUK and the wider activities of the EYP. By participating in a regional forum, you will develop your skills in debating and public speaking, as well as furthering your understanding of key issues in British, European and global politics.

Each year, 14 Regional Fora are run all over the country, normally between February and April. The regions covered are:

  • Northern Ireland

  • East Scotland

  • West Scotland

  • North East

  • North West

  • Yorkshire & Humberside

  • Manchester

  • Midlands

  • Thames Valley

  • East Anglia

  • South East

  • South West

  • South Coast

  • South Wales

 

Our 2019 Regional Fora have now concluded, and with an extremely high standard of debate, we hope everyone enjoyed them. Details of the 2020 sessions will be announced on our blog nearer the time, but in the meantime why not sign up to our mailing list to ensure you don't miss any regionals news?

Each regional forum lasts one day and centres around General Assembly, with tasters of teambuilding-style energisers interspersed throughout. Each committee will be made up of one school delegation, and will be assigned at least one resolution to defend or attack, with the opportunity to bid for more dependent on numbers at the forum.

WHO ORGANISES A REGIONAL FORUM?

All EYPUK Regional Fora are organised by EYPUK alumni, and organising a regional forum is often the first foray new alumni take into being an official at EYP sessions. These individuals will have experience of participating in EYPUK sessions as delegates, and may have been to EYP sessions abroad as well.

Other officials at the regional fora will either apply when the call for officials is released a few months prior to the session taking place, or will be invited to attend by the forum's Head Organisers.

Each forum's team of officials includes two Head Organisers, a board comprising a President and two Vice-Presidents, a jury comprising a Head of Jury and two Jurors, and a Journalist.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A REGIONAL FORUM?

At the end of the day of the forum, the Head of Jury will announce which school teams have been selected to attend one of our two National Sessions, where they will be joined by the selected teams from the other regional fora. The criteria used by the jury to make this decision are available in the resolution booklet which will be sent to you in advance of the forum so that you can prepare for the day. Feedback is available from the jury following their announcement, should you request it.

There are many ways to stay involved with EYPUK, even if you are not selected to continue to Nationals. If you would like to explore your options for staying involved with the organisation then we would love to hear from you. Why not contact us?

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