Ijon Muca 2nd year PIR student took part in the 7th International Forum of the European Youth Parliament Georgia in Batumi, Adjara, Georgia.
November 3rd, 2016
The 7th International Forum of the European Youth Parliament Georgia took place between the 3rd and 8th of November in Batumi, Adjara, Georgia. The Forum brought together 150 competitively selected participants from more than 30 countries. Through their attendance, the participants acquired extensive skills and knowledge in teamwork, English language, communication and European politics, thus taking an active part in European citizenship.
The Albanian National Committee of the European Youth Parliament was represented in the Forum with two key members: The President of the Session, Ilir Kola and the Chairperson on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Ijon Muça. The latter is currently a student of Political Science and International Affairs at Epoka University and also the President of the European Youth Parliament Albania.
The European Youth Parliament is a politically unbound non-profit organisation, which encourages European youth to actively engage in citizenship and cultural understanding. It involves 40,000 youngsters from all around Europe in its events and has around 5,000 active members in the different countries. It was established in 1987 in Fontainebleau, France.
At the international level, an international board governs the European Youth Parliament. The board is largely responsible for the quality assurance of the International Sessions but also takes responsibility for the overall direction of the organisation and the long-term sustainability and protection of the organisation.
At the national level, the National Committees are free to choose how to manage themselves though the form of management must comply with basic democratic principles. It is the responsibility of the National Committees to organize and fund their own national sessions. International Sessions can receive limited funding from EYP at the international level but are largely responsible for their economy as well. Sessions are usually funded through sponsorship from various organizations or corporations, and each of them must be economically independent.
The Board of the Albanian National Committee comprises of eight individuals, with three of them being currently students of Epoka University: Ijon Muça (President), Kled Leska (Human Resources), Tea Çapuni (Treasurer).
The European Youth Parliament Albania will be organising the 5th International Forum of the European Youth Parliament Albania between the 24th of November and 1st of December 2016, in Saranda.