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Staying international during a global pandemic

4AHITN/3AHWII 2020/21
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From Friday December 11 to Sunday December 13, our school, the SZU, went international.

Three students, Mersed Kečo (4AHITN), Johannes Polzer (4AHITN) and Vincent Englitsch 3AHWII, had the fantastic opportunity to participate in the European Youth Parliament’s Digisession 2020 event, which was hosted by the European Youth Parliament Austria (EYP Austria). The students had the honour of representing our school internationally, with over 70 students from 18 different countries participating in the first ever digital session of the European Youth Parliament organised by the Austrian delegation.

On Friday, prior to getting assigned to one of the six committees, the student delegates were welcomed by the organising committee and were introduced to their topics for debate. The delegates got to know each other during some fun activities in preparation for two days of lively debate and discussion.

On Saturday, the committee work started, where the participants had to tackle some difficult issues regarding the EU’s approach to achieving the 17 UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals. On Sunday, there was the General Assembly, where committees brought up their points, debated them and had the opportunity to vote on them.

Every day in the evening there were some evening activities, like playing games or just chatting. There was such a pleasant atmosphere there, as many participants had already started communicating on the Discord digital platform a week before the meeting.