A Greek student at Aristotle College of Thessaloniki, Vagialena Drampa, is just 16-years-old and has proved that teens have structured reason, informed judgment and can understand even serious issues of fundamental principles of the European Union, such as human right . The wish of young people is to be unified with other young people from all EU countries in an aim to form their common European vision.
Drampa came first among 122 pupils from Northern Greece who participated in the 28th National Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament Greece.
Moreover, Drampa will represent Greece, along with six other students , at the 75th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, which will be held in April 2014 in Riga, Latvia. She expressed her enthusiasm about the positive evolution, adding that during the conference, she participated in the commission of human rights, developing the topic of the rise of far right parties in Europe.
For the young student, it is about a creative process, a life lesson, a chance, since people from different cities, different ages and ideological base with diverse interests meet in a place to prove that through cooperation, positive effects always occurred.
Greek student Irini Damianidou from the same school was selected to participate in the international forum, regional and national meetings of the European Youth Parliament, held in different European countries.
The European Youth Parliament was established in 1987 in Fontainebleau, France, aiming to promote the European dimension in education. The goal is to give high school students the opportunity to gain a valuable educational experience through educational programs that enhance the training of future European citizens and contribute to the understanding of the workings of Parliament. Young Europeans have the opportunity to participate in a practical, realistic simulation experience and decision-making process of the European Parliament.
The European Youth Parliament Greece (EYPG-EYP), is a non-profit organization set up in 1992, approved by the First Instance Court of Thessaloniki. The EYPG is the official carrier of the EYP in Greece and has assumed the choice and preparation of Greek missions representing Greece in the International Session of the European Youth Parliament.