National Session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) Cyprus at UCLan Cyprus – “Generation Digital, Uploading Europe”
The 9th National Session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) Cyprus, took place at UCLan Cyprus premises from 26th – 29th of August. The “Discussing Europe” panel event enabled session participants, EYP Cyprus Alumni and young Cypriots from other NGOs to have in-depth discussions on the session’s main theme: “Generation Digital, Uploading Europe”.
Inspired by the Digital Agenda for Europe’s initiative under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020, the theme provided an opportunity for discussions on a variety of current, crucial European topics which fall under the wider theme of making Europe digitally alive.
The Opening Ceremony, held at the ultramodern auditorium of UCLan Cyprus, did not only host the conference participants, but also officials in Cyprus and abroad. Speakers included the Ambassador of Austria, Dr Mueller, the member of European Parliament, Ms K. Mavridis and the General Director of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Ms Egli Pantelaki.
For the first time this year the Discussing Europe event followed a new format, with five Work Groups, five Experts, key action points and a general discussion with hundreds of participants. Work Groups and respective Expert Speakers included Entrepreneurship presented by Andrew Michael – CEO, co-founder of FUNIFI, Research & Innovation led by Dr Josephina Antoniou – Lecturer in Computing at UCLan Cyprus, Connectivity & Access for All by Neophytos Papadopoulos – Director at the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation, Economy & Business by Danny Gooris – Senior Manager at ORACLE Academy, EMEA region and E-governance analysed by Costas Agrotis – Director of I.T. Serviced Dept at the Ministry of Finance.
The Work Group debates have allowed for in-depth discussions on aspects of the Digital Agenda for Europe and their key findings will soon be published in a formal report.
UClan Cyprus thank EYP Cyprus for making “Discussing Europe” event a remarkable success for all.