Youth Parliament (Greece)

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Youth Parliament
Βουλή των Εφήβων
Hellenic Youth Parliament logo.png
Motto Imagination in Power (Greek: Η Φαντασία στην Εξουσία)
Formation 1994 (1994) (21 years ago)[1]
Location
Region served
Greece
Cyprus
Greek diaspora[2]
Membership
300 (per year)
Official language
Greek
Main organ
The Plenary (Greek: Η Ολομέλεια)
Parent organization
Hellenic Parliament
Website www.efivoi.gr
Parliament composition in 2010:
     Greece (258)
     Cyprus (20)
     Greek communities (16)
     Germany (6)

The Youth Parliament (Greek: Βουλή των Εφήβων, Voulí ton Efívon, literally "Parliament of the Youth") is a youth parliament organization established in 1994 and hosted in the Hellenic Parliament annually. 300 youth between the ages of 17 and 20 are selected through an online essay competition,[3] 258 from constituencies around Greece, 20 from Cyprus and 22 from other countries around the world with vibrant Greek communities such as Australia and Canada. The aim of the organization is the active participation of young Greeks in the political life of the country and to help them become active and responsible citizens.[2]

Structure[edit]

The structure of the Youth Parliament resembles that of the actual Hellenic Parliament. The parliament's main organ in the plenary, which is made up of all delegates. Students also form 5 parliamentary committees that are identical to the existing ones in their functions, with the exception of the Committee of Finance, which is merged with the Committee of Production and Commerce.[3] The organs of the parliament are:

  • The Plenary of the Parliament
  • Committee of Defence & Foreign Affairs
  • Committee of Educational Affairs
  • Committee of Finance, Production and Commerce
  • Committee of Public Administration, Public Order & Justice
  • Committee of Social Affairs

Representation[edit]

In the 2010 session, the following Greek communities received representation in the parliament sessions:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youth Parliament". Hellenic Parliament Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Συχνές Ερωτήσεις". Youth Parliament. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Βουλή των Εφήβων" (PDF). Hellenic Parliament. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Youth Parliament Composition 2010" (PDF). Youth Parliament. Retrieved 30 June 2011.