The world is changing and every breath we take brings new opportunities for us. But to have this future with our resources and cultures, it is vital to find a way to sustain them. We have to find innovative ways to be more sustainable, not only in the sense of energy or food sources but also cultures. Every year many cultures we haven’t heard of or languages that aren’t used disappear. This is a loss for today’s and tomorrow’s world. Just like when water sources are scarce our lives get threatened, and forgotten cultures narrow our heritage as humans.

New beginnings: securing a sustainable tomorrow


With this theme, we aim to find ways to create a more sustainable and durable future. By bringing various people from different backgrounds together, we hope to create the diverse environment that is needed for having the necessary discussions. We hope to ignite the EYP spirit and create unforgettable memories throughout this session. 

November 12 & 13

55+ participants



Drafted by the committees of delegates and finalised by the Academic Team.

Order of debates: AFCO – CULT – ENVI – ITRE I – AFET – ITRE II – EMPL – JURI



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Saturday 12/11: Committee Work
Sunday 13/11: General Assembly
Order of debates: AFCO – CULT – ENVI – ITRE I – AFET – ITRE II – EMPL – JURI


If you have any questions regarding your travel, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Nurperi, Organiser) or the Head-Organisers.

Academic Topic Overviews

Supported by the President and Vice-Presidents, the Chairpersons of Maastricht 2022 have written Academic Topic Overviews for their committees. On these blogpages you can learn the key problems, stakeholders, and measures in place surrounding the European issues debated at this conference. Delegates are expected to at least read and further study their own committee topic and do the task set up by the Chairperson before arriving in Maastricht. To develop your understanding of the workings of the European Union and help you write a resolution, the Academic Board wrote a reference article on the right. Good luck with your academic preparation!

  • AFCO


    Let me in, let me iiiin: The long dragging accession process of the EU candidate countries, together with the three new applications stemming from the war in Ukraine, led to discussion highlighting the criticism of the current procedure. How can the EU institutions reform the accession system in order to resolve the current issues?

  • AFET


    Bad neighbours: With the Russian invasion in Ukraine and instability in the Balkans and Caucasus regions, the European Neighbourhood Policy has shown its limits, resulting in new accession applications. What steps should the EU take in order to stabilise its neighbouring regions and speed up the enlargement process?

  • CULT


    Talk like you mean it: According to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, more than 100 languages within the EU remain endangered. Considering the fact that regional and minority languages are a great part of Europe’s cultural heritage, what steps should the EU take to ensure their protection and promote cultural diversity?

  • EMPL


    Job (in)security: The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have seriously hazarded job security, especially when it comes to younger generations. With youth employment in the EU being at an all time low, what steps should the EU take to tackle this situation?

  • ENVI


    Biohazard: Biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, due to human activities, primarily pollution. With the EU Biodiversity Strategy targeting to protect at least 30% of the EU’s marine and terrestrial areas, what measures should the EU take to reach their biodiversity targets by 2030?

  • ITRE I

    ITRE I

    The Terminator: The last decades have seen an incredible technological development, which has led to several jobs becoming obsolete in favour of machines. How can the EU welcome these new robotic technologies, while ensuring a job for its citizens?



    Turn off the lights: Following the Russo-Ukraine conflict and Russia’s relations against the EU actions, the Member States and citizens are faced with possible short-comings of gas supply for the winter. How can the EU both guarantee short-term energy provision, while ensuring a long-term sustainable energy production?

  • JURI


    Checks and balances: Due to different governmental reforms, the Polish judiciary’s independence has been compromised. Bearing in mind that an effective judiciary is fundamental for the EU’s functioning, how can the latter act in order to restore the separation of powers in Poland?