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PARTICIPANT ROLES

The entire project is youth-driven, and young people are involved in all stages of the project.

Delegates

These are young students between 16-23 years old selected through National events in their home countries. Throughout the Session, they are split into different Committees engaged in tackling different topics on the model of the European Parliament’s Committees. They give the session a purpose and anchor point.

Teachers

They are accompanying the national delegation to the event. Throughout the event they will be addressed a special programme aiming at sharing best practices, know-hows and considerations about the network so as to better off the organisation. They will join the delegates in cultural activities.

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Organisers

They are volunteers coming from Italy and abroad in charge of the event’s fundraising, logistics and actual implementation. They are led by three Project Managers and six Team Leaders who start working on the International Session project two years before.

Media Team

It is led by one or two Editors that have to manage a group of Journalists and capture the session in a variety of different formats, from visual output such as photos or session videos to printed magazines and leaflets. Moreover, they provide background information on the discussion topics for the delegates to offer a wider perspective on the session theme and topics. The social media channels of a session are run by the media team using them as a platform where they present the highlights and main discussion points from the session days.

Chairpersons

They are the Committee Leaders and facilitate the work of the group. Before the session starts, the chairpersons write the Academic Preparation Booklet, which is a document presenting a general explanation of the major issues tackled by each Committee. During the Session, they guide the committee and its delegates through the different stages of the programme, walking by them for every step of the way.