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Chairs

 

"Chairs" is short for chairpersons. These people are in charge of your committees. The chairs are looking forward to meeting you in Tromsø, and they will provide you with a brief introduction here:

 

  Gillian O’Halloran (IE, Vice president)

  Committee: Fisheries (PECH)

 

 

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

I've just moved back to Ireland from Switzerland to finish my BA Int. in psychology in Dublin this summer and am planning on doing a Masters in Psychology in the UK next year. When not in university or at EYP sessions, I love sailing, travelling, dancing, diving, skiing, eating chocolate, running (so that I can eat more chocolate!) and singing. Oh, and I love holidays, too!

 What does this session mean to you?

It's an opportunity to step up and take responsibility for something new and discover new things (don't know what yet!) - The Arctic, strange food from other countries, new people... all while having fun. 

  

  Hamed Mobasser (BE, Vice president)

  Committee: Industry, research & energy I (ITRE I)

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

I study law at the Catholic University of Leuven, with a major in International and European law. Besides EYP I love reading all kinds of books, writing, watching movies, and discussing politics.

What does this session mean to you?

I try to learn as much as I can about as many things as I can and I think that Tromso will be the perfect opportunity to do just that. The unique location and exotic location and the highest Burger King in the world of course have their special meaning as well.


  Klara Sebakova (CZ, Vice president)

  Committee: Industry, research & energy III (ITRE III)

 

Activities outside EYP:

Occupation: Student (English and American Studies; Law - both at the Charles University, Prague)
Hometown: Pisek (studying in Prague)
Interests: Literature, Poetry, Music, History, Politics
Hobbies: Long walks, long talks, learning and discovering

What does this session mean to you?

Tromsø: Exotic. Challenge. Excitement!

 

  Mark Brakel (NL)

  Committee: International trade (INTA)

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

My name is Mark Brakel, I am Dutch and 19 years old. Apart from this bit of statistical info, I have a crazy fascination that works better with the warmth of the Middle East. One of my interests is studying Arabic! I hope to see you all very soon!

What does this session mean to you?

This session will provide polar bear spotting opportunities. No more needs to be said: this session is going to be absolutely fantastic.



  Gustaf Danielsson (SE)

  Committee: Employment & Social Affairs I (EMPL I)

 

Activities outside EYP:

I am crazy about sports and I am currently spending my gap year skiing in Switzerland. This autumn I hope to study Economics at university.

 What does this session mean to you?

This session means I get to spend ten days with brilliant, talented people, discussing some of the most stressing issues of today while having the time of my life. Also, it will mean my first trip to inside the Arctic Circle and – hopefully – my first polar bear sighting!



  Iva Fiserova (CZ)

  Committee: Economic & Monetary Affairs (ECON)

  Activities outside EYP: Lots!

  What does this session mean to you: Many things!

  

Chris Hall (UK)

Committee: Foregin Affairs I (AFET I)

Activities outside EYP:
Studying politics at the University of Southampton. Activities: Lots of Ultimate Frisbee, hockey, rugby, debating and reading.

What does this session mean to you?
Another opportunity to give something back to the bright young things of Europe, an opportunity to further develop myself, and an excellent chance to explore one of the most beautiful sounding places in Europe!



  Pablo Mellando (ES)

  Committee: Development (DEVE)

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

My name is Pablo Mellado Hidalgo, I'm 22 years old and I come from the very south of Spain, Sevilla. I'm in my 5th year of a double degree in Business and Law in the Pablo de Olavide University. I have been involved in EYP since 2003 and this is, by far, my most exciting and challenging experience ever.

What does this session mean to you?

What does Tromsø mean to me? The opportunity to improve my skills in snow games :).



  Carlene Kuschke (UK)

  Committee: Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO)

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

I am currently in my first year studying Classics at Oxford University, spending much of my free time debating at the Union and attempting to play college sports (very badly!).


What does this session mean to you?

This session is so important to me because of my concern about the environment and because I look forward to seeing the innovation of young people in Europe, and it is of course a wonderful opportunity to discover Norway.

 

  Simon McKeagney (IE)

  Committee: Employment & Social Affairs II (EMPL II)

 

Activities outside EYP:

I am living in Dublin. I am in my final year at the National College of Art and Design, studying Fine Art Media. I am also involved in several art projects and a collective in the city, and have just finished a thesis on the connections between social change and art.

What does this session mean to you?

This will be my first international session since Dublin 2007. Really looking forward to meeting my delegates and getting into some seriously interesting discussion! I'm also happy to see that the theme is climate change. Following the failure of the disastrous Copenhagen summit, maybe EYP can come up with something better? We'll have to see...



  Jari Marjelund (FI)

  Committee: Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)

Activities outside EYP:

I am studying International Politics and currently writing my Bachelor's thesis. I enjoy writing elaborate to-do lists – and hardly ever moving beyond that – as well as spending hours reading the morning paper, having naps after lunch and reading satiric Internet comics. I also tend to believe I am a tough guy when it comes to long-distance running.

What does this session mean to you?

For me, Tromsø 2010 is an opportunity to experience EYP at its most rewarding level. I enjoy the fact that you, dear delegates, probably have no idea what kind of an event an International Session of the EYP can be at its best. I will thus try to make sure the nine days are full of surprises. 

 

  Kerstin Mathias (DE)

  Committee: Industry, Research & Energy II (ITRE II)

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

My name is Kerstin, I am 21 years old, and currently reading Governance and Public Policy in Germany. I am living in a town very close to both the Austrian and the Czech border, heavily influenced by millions of Spanish Erasmus students. Although I can therefore feel the "European Spirit" every day, I still love travelling and getting to know new countries, cultures and people. 

What does this session mean to you?

Being an incredibly curious person, I am of course also very curious about and very much looking forward to Tromsø, as well as its snowball and words fights and ice-ferns on our windows. Hopefully the unique site of this session will add a very special spirit to the event and illustrate the importance of sustainability and environmental awareness to all of us. Don't forget to pack your Norwegian pullover!

Jeg ser frem til å se dere alle i Tromsø!


 

Nassos Stylianou (CY)

 Committee: Culture & Education (CULT)

 

Activities outside EYP:

Studying European Social and Political Studies at University College London (UCL). Currently on my Erasmus year abroad in Italy. I believe that football and stand up comedy are sufficient for human beings to lead a fulfilled life.

What does this session mean to you?

Coming from the southernmost part of Europe I am very much looking to an EYP session at one of the most northernmost parts of Europe. With all the excitement that comes with such an interesting session however, I am still looking forward to some good old EYP discussions, both in and out of committee work and General Assembly.



  Stefan Vandenhende (BE)

  Committee: Foregin Affairs II (AFET II)

 

 

 

Activities outside EYP:

I am currently on an Erasmus exchange year at Stockholm University, originally I'm from Belgium where I study International Politics in Gent. Next to EYP I have a passion for music and I do volunteer work with adolescents from socially deprived backgrounds.

What does this session mean to you?
A unique chance for a unique session on a unique location, with a unique team and a unique opportunity to make this the most awesome session ever!



  Tanja Weissensteiner (AT)

  Committee: Regional Development (REGI)

 

Activities outside EYP:

Currently I am studying a Master’s Degree in East Asian Economy and Society Studies in Vienna. I love travelling, good food and good stories. I have been involved in EYP since 2003, but never been as far North as Tromsø.

What does this session mean to you?

The session will be very special for me, for it is fabulous that EYP can inspire that many people to go out of their way to meet up in Northern Norway. We are helping in distributing the European spirit far and wide, yeah!

 

  Damian Iordanov (BG, Editor)

  Committee: The Journalists

 

 

 

Activities outside EYP:
At the ripe age of 22, I'm currently studying economics at the University of Lausanne in Swizerland. Like the stereotypes say, I'm a big sports fan and have a deep interest in computers(anything electronic for that matter!).

What does this session mean to you?
The session will be "an opportunity to create the most unforgettable newspaper in recent times, or like the Americans say: the best thing since sliced bread!"

 

  Hessam Mobasser (BE, Editor)

  Committee: The Journalists

 

 

 

Activities outside EYP:
I'm currently studying Law at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). I'd like to specialise in Refugee and Human Rights after I finish my bachelor. Apart from that I'm just a big music and movie geek.

What does this session mean to you?
Ensuring a High quality paper for a Session in the High North which will hopefully result in High Temperature in the hearts of the readers. (In case you were wondering: no the paper will not be as cheesy as the sentence before this one. I promise.)

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