European Youth Parliament in Liverpool – July 2008

COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO MAJOR 08 YOUTH EVENT

One year to go until European Youth Parliament starts in Liverpool

The countdown has started to one of the youth highlights of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture programme.

On July 17 2008 – nearly 300 young people will gather at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall for the European Youth Parliament.

The 10-day session will bring together participants from more than 30 European countries, to share ideas, culture and experience.

Supported by the Liverpool Culture Company, the event is billed as a key element of the programme for 2008. Young people will take part in a variety of activities during the session, including teambuilding and committee work, culminating in the announcement of 15 resolutions which will be sent to the European Parliament.

Event organiser Michael Leyland, Vice-President of European Youth Parliament United Kingdom (EYPUK), has already started to attract a board of high-profile patrons to support the event. The current list includes: Councillor Warren Bradley, Leader of Liverpool city council and Deputy Chair of the Liverpool Culture Company; George Howarth, MP for Knowsley North & Sefton East and Chair of the 2008 All Party Parliamentary Group; Peter Kilfoyle, MP for Walton; and Sajjad Karim, MEP for the North West.

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