On 2 and 3 February 2018, ECPYouth will organize several events in the Hague, the Netherlands. On 2 February 2018, a Political Café on the question ‘How to Combat Human Trafficking’ will be organised. On 3 February 2018 (morning) ECPYouth has its General Assembly. On 3 February 2018 (afternoon) an event will be organised expecially aimed at Christian young professionals.
There is no entrance fee for these events. You can register here for all three events > REGISTRATION
Below you will find the program of the whole weekend and more information about the programs of the Political Café, the General Assembly and the Event for ECPYoung Professionals.
Friday 2 February 2018
Dress code: smart casual
15.00 – 17.00 / Check in (for international guests only) at ‘Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague’. Address: Bezuidenhoutseweg 53, 2595 AA, The Hague
17.30 – 19.00 / Dinner (for international guests only) with former sex workers at ‘Bij HeM’. Address: Molenstraat 21-A, 2513 BH, The Hague
20.00 – 23.00 / Political Café on ‘How to Combat Human Trafficking’ at ‘Dudok’. Address: Hofweg 1A, 2511 AA, The Hague
Saturday 3 February 2018
Dress code: formal
08.00 – 09.00 / Breakfast (for international guests only) at ‘Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague’
09.00 – 12.30 / ECPYouth General Assembly at ‘Het Nutshuis’. Address: Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM, The Hague
12.30 – 13.30 / Lunch (for visitors of General Assembly only) at ‘Het Nutshuis’
13.30 – 17.00 / Event for ECPYoung Professionals at ‘Het Nutshuis’
18.00 – 21.00 / Dinner (for participants of the ECPYoung Professionals’ event only) at Humphrey´s. Address: Molenstraat 8-10, 2513 BK, The Hague
On Friday night 2 February 2018 ECPYouth organises a Political Café on human trafficking. The event will be co-hosted by the Dutch ECPYouth member organisations SGPJ and PerspectieF. Free entrance. Two drinks are on our costs.
This Political Café will give you a clear introduction on the topic of human trafficking. You will get a sense of the importance and scope of the issue and why it is so important for ECPYouth to combat. Human trafficking is transporting or selling human beings by force, often for the purpose of sexual or labour exploitation. People smuggling is illegally transporting human beings across borders. How are European, national and local governments working to combat both human trafficking and people smuggling? What is done to offer shelter and assistance to victims of these practices? The question will also be asked what priorities members of ECPYouth have combatting human trafficking.
For more information about the Political Café, such as the program and speakers, please click here.
ECPYouth General Assembly
At the General Assembly we will discuss practical as well as political issues. There will be a presentation and discussion about the finances of 2017 and the budget for 2018. Also we will speak about a White Paper on Combatting Human Trafficking presented the Working Group Politics. Member Organisations and Individual Members have the chance to present resolutions on any political issue. Furthermore there will be a vote on the Selection Commission for new Board Members, to be elected at the International Summer School 2018 in Wroclaw.
For more information about the General Assembly, such as the agenda and supporting documents, please click here.
Event for ECPYoung Professionals
On 3 February 2018 ECPYouth organises an event for Christian young professionals that would like to go for a career in advocacy or politics. The event is aimed at equipping and training. It will give you practical tools being active in the political sphere as a Christian politician or lobbyist. The ‘ECPYoung Professionals’-concept is developed by ECPYouth – European Christian Political Youth and the first event organised by ECPYouth specifically aimed at this group of people.
For more information about the event for ECPYoung Professionals, such as program and speakers, please click here.
Participants from abroad will be hosted in the Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague, which is right next to The Hague’s central station and has views over Haagse Bos. All the city’s places of interest as well as the Political Café and the General Assembly are within easy reach. And with a tram stop in front of the door, you’re in Scheveningen in no time to enjoy a day in the sun, a café terrace and a stroll over the pier and boulevard.
Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague is situated in the centre and is easily accessible by car and train. From The Hague Central Station you have direct connections to Schiphol Airport and the large cities Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht. The hotel is also easily accessible by car: you can get to the A4 and A12 motorways within 5 minutes. There are various extra facilities for business guests: free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour reception, express check-out, 24-hour room service, VIP programme, internet and business corner and a park opposite the hotel to relax.
ECPYouth offers you one night + breakfast (Friday 2nd until Saturday 3rd) in Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague for 50 euros. Please let us know in the form below if you would like to make use of this option. Extra nights (+/- 50 euros) are for your own. Please let us know if you are interested to book extra nights so that we can help you with that.
Participation and costs
We welcome youth and young professionals from both EU and non-EU countries interested in issues related to political engagement and public affairs. We especially invite members of SGPJ and PerspectieF for the Political Café and/or the ECPYoung Professionals event. We welcome (representatives of) our Member Organisations and our Individual Members to be present at the General Assembly. There is no participation fee for the Political Café, GA and event for the ECPYoung Professionals. Hotel costs are 50 euros for one night (see above). Please note that the welcome dinner on Friday is for international guests only. Lunch on Saturday is for participants of the General Assembly only. Dinner on Saturday is for participants of the ECPYoung Professionals event only.
The Hague is easily accessible by train and plane. You can book a flight to Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport), Brussels (Zaventem), Rotterdam or Eindhoven and take the train to The Hague. Please let us know if you have any problems finding the right flight or train connection.
Please book your flights as soon as possible to avoid high travel costs. In case you would like to receive compensation for your travel costs, please contact our General Secretary Floris Wagenaar, email@example.com. We have some budget for that.