If you’ve participated in a Regional or National Session of EYP Norway, we would love to have you as a Member of EYPNAA!
Our sessions are organised by the non-profit organisation European Youth Parliament Norway Alumni Association, or EYPNAA. We are always in the middle of planning our next sessions and other events, and here you can join in on our work.
Members of EYPNAA can participate at National and Regional Sessions as officials, which means they participate as organisers, members of the media team (Journalists, Editorial Assistants and Editors) and Chairpersons. As we have a limited number of spots for officials, members of EYPNAA will be prioritized in front of other Norwegians when the spots fill up.
As a Member, you will also receive frequent information about what is happening in EYP Norway locally and nationally, as well as information about sessions abroad and how to apply to them. Every year we have many members who travel abroad to countries all over Europe to participate in sessions. The board of EYPNAA, as well as regional boards, are more than happy to help you with your application if you want.
As a Member of EYPNAA, you also gain voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This way you gain direct influence on the organisation’s direction and goals. The AGM is the organisation’s highest democratic organ and is what lays down the way forward for the organisation in the following year. Join and you can help shape our organisation.
Some may think they can’t be Members as they’ll spend a year in the military, at Folkehøgskole or something similar. This does not need to be a limit to Membership. It is up to you how active you want to be, which also mirrors how the organisation is today. We have Members who work daily with EYP through the national board, the regional boards and project groups, while others only participate during sessions, while a last group is more passive in their activity. Many of these studies and work all over Norway and abroad.
As you can see, there are no limits on where you live for you to be a Member or be active in the organisation. This means that you yourself can decide what kind of membership fits you the best. And as you already know – things change. This means that your activity level can change from year to year and from month to month.
If you feel like this is an organisation you want to join, the easiest way to start your engagement is by paying the Membership fee of 50 kroner via this link. This way you can access our member’s page online, as well as you will be added to our mailing list. Another way to join is by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then we will follow it up by sending you an invoice.
In EYP Norway we have 5 Regional Boards who coordinates the day-to-day activity at a regional level in the organisation. If you want to get involve in EYP in Norway we encourage you to contact your closest Regional Board. The Regional Boards today are located in Eastern Norway (EYP Øst), Bergen, Trondheim, Rogaland and Agder.
All the local chapters are active, and they have regular activity such as meetings, One-day sessions, Regional Sessions, workshops and social events. There is a low threshold for participating, and everyone is welcome! All the Local chapters have their own statues, a board structure which is elected annually and a Facebook group where most of the communication is happening. We also have a sixth local chapter for our members who are living abroad.
For more information, please contact the different Regional Boards.
Facebook: EYPNAA Øst
Facebook: EYPNAA Bergen
Instagram: EYP Bergen
Facebook: EYPNAA Trondheim
Instagram: EYP Trondheim
Facebook: EYPNAA Rogaland
Instagram: EYPNAA Rogaland
Facebook: EYPNAA Kristiansand
Instagram: EYPNAA Kristiansand
Facebook: EYPNAA Abroad
If there’s no local chapter close to where you live, you can contact the closest one to where you live, or you can start your own local chapter. There has earlier been attempts at starting local chapters in Lillehammer and Tromsø, but these have dissapeared due to lack of members in the regions.
In the statutues of EYP Norway it says the following, in Norwegian, about the regional boards:
Lokal- og fylkeslag kan dannes dersom alle de følgende momenter er oppfylt:
i. minimum 2 medlemmer som er bosatt eller folkeregistrert i samme fylke eller mindre geografisk område ønsker det
ii. det ikke eksisterer et lokal- eller fylkeslag i område allerede, eller det eksisterende lokal- eller fylkeslaget samtykker
iii. det avholdes et stiftelsesmøte der det dannes egne vedtekter om valg og sammensetning av styret, og regler for oppløsning av lokallaget.
Let the EYPNAA-board know if you’re interested in starting a Regional Board, and we’ll be more than happy to help you!