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European Youth Parliament for Water

14th European Youth Parliament for Water
The 14th European Youth Parliament for Water concluded on October 7, 2017 in Rovereto, Italy. Please see here for more, and download the Collective Commitment of the delegates.
Launched in 1998 as an initiative of Solidarity Water Europe, the 1st European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) was held in Espalion, France. Since then and throughout the following 13 EYPW, a youth network has been created that takes action for water throughout Europe. The European Youth Parliament for Water aims to promote youth involvement in the water sector, both by increasing their awareness of water resource management issues and by fostering understanding of citizenship and democracy.
The EYPW also attempts to build strong ties among the young participants, elected officials and experts, promoting cooperation by, among other things, participation in decision-making processes and consultation sessions at local level. The EYPW promote international solidarity not only between generations but also amongst young people who may not enjoy the same living conditions as each other. For the participants the EYPW is about learning about water management issues and personal development as they cultivate their ability to express themselves and discuss issues in workgroups, with the media and with the authorities. The EYPW contributes to developing leadership skills, a sense of responsibility, linguistic skills and cultural awareness. The European Youth Parliament for Water is a gathering over 7 days of young Europeans aged from 17 to 25 and adults (experts and elected officials) focusing on the overall issue of water.  

Activities:

  • Active learning activities, debates with renowned experts and practical workshops in the field (case studies, role play etc.).
  • Workshops to develop projects and create learning tools.
  • Democratic debate: all the products and commitments made by the Parliaments are validated by consensus. Political texts are voted on by the elected representatives.
  • Intercultural evening: occasions to get to know each other and relax as well as to learn about the culture of the host country and other countries represented.
  • A final public official session held in the presence of political figures
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Board of the 14th Parliament:

  • Président: Victor Macé, France
  • Vice-présidente: Ellen Vervaeka, Belgique
  • Vice-présidente: Arvesa Llolluni, Kosovo
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Partners

Comune di Rovereto
Fondazione Opera Campana di Caduti
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Previous Parliaments

RESULTS

• 14 Parliaments, from Espailon, France to Rovereto, Italy

• 32 countries represented

Global Mobilization:

• More than 2000 youth mobilized over the long term

• More than 12,000 youth and partners involved at all levels

News

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European Youth Parliament for Water presented to the Club of Strasbourg

The members of the Club of Strasbourg, an international association of EU mayors, learned about the success of the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water last week during their 2017 meeting. This year’s theme was How to Rebuild Trust with European Citizens. Solidarity Water Europe was invited to present the Parliament to the Club members Thursday, … Continue reading European Youth Parliament for Water presented to the Club of Strasbourg

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Recap: Youth Commit to Water and Peace at the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water

Young delegates from across Europe made a collective commitment to take action for water in a conflict-prone world this October. The 14th European Youth Parliament for Water brought 70 delegates from 14 countries together for a week of discussion and action, culminating in the adoption of a final collective commitment. The event took place from … Continue reading Recap: Youth Commit to Water and Peace at the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water

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Declaration of the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water

Delegates of the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water voted to adopt this collective commitment in Rovereto, Italy on October 7, 2017. The declaration demonstrates the engagement of European youth by bringing issues related to water and peace to the fore. It also proposes solutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Water & Peace: European Youth Parliament for Water October 1-7

Solidarity Water Europe presents: The 14th European Youth Parliament for Water October 1-7, 2017  —  Rovereto, Italy ROVERETO, Italy — The 14th edition of the European Youth Parliament for Water was held from October 1-7 in the Italian city of Rovereto. The event brought together young delegates from 17-25 years of age from across Europe … Continue reading Water & Peace: European Youth Parliament for Water October 1-7

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The Swiss Cooperation is supporting the development of our Youth Strategy

The ISW-SWE movement has been involved for more than 20 years in the development of programs for young people, notably through the Youth Parliaments for Water (EYPW, WYPW), enabling young people to be actively involved and bringing their voice to the water sector. To solidify these programs, to diversify the interventions with young people and … Continue reading The Swiss Cooperation is supporting the development of our Youth Strategy

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Involvement of the EYPW Chair in the ‘Water Problems and Solutions’ Seminar

The European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) organized the Seminar “Water Problems and Solutions – A Comprehensive Approach” with the Cleaner Technology Centre at the University of Malta, Valletta campus, last January. The President of the EYPW, Claire Pace, chaired the seminar. The seminar was also attended by the World Water Assessment Program (WWAP) and … Continue reading Involvement of the EYPW Chair in the ‘Water Problems and Solutions’ Seminar

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Launch of the EYPW grants!

Kick off of  projects grants for the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) At the 13th European Youth Parliament for Water held at the Burier Gymnasium in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, young people from all over Europe gathered  to work together on natural and anthropological causes of water related disasters. This event rejoiced … Continue reading Launch of the EYPW grants!

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Presentation of the 2016 UN World Water Development Report to the European Parliament

The 2016 UN World Water Development Report was presented to the European Parliament in September 2016 during a public session. The 2016 edition focuses on “Water and Jobs”. “Addressing the water-jobs nexus, notably through coordinated policies and investments, is therefore a prerequisite to sustainable development in both developed and developing countries”, highlights the report. Many … Continue reading Presentation of the 2016 UN World Water Development Report to the European Parliament

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13th Session of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) – SWE

From 13 to 20 March 2016, 51 young people from 17 European countries came together in Switzerland, at Burier high school for the 13th session of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW). The theme for this session was “water and risk management”. One of the highlights of the programme was the opening ceremony, with … Continue reading 13th Session of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) – SWE

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Publications

Declaration of the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water

Delegates of the 14th European Youth Parliament for Water voted to adopt this collective commitment in Rovereto, Italy on October 7, 2017. The declaration demonstrates the engagement of European youth by bringing issues related to water and peace to the fore. It also proposes solutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Declaration of the 13th European Youth Parliament for Water

The 13th European Youth Parliament for Water was held in March 2016 in Burier, Switzerland. During the meeting, young people from across Europe discussed water-related issues. Together, the young parliamentarians have drafted a declaration stating their commitments to the common risks associated with water. Declaration of the 13th European Youth Parliament for Water

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