The next international session of the Model European Parliament will be held in Copenhagen from October 29 to November 5, 2016. IUC-Europe’s Nina Nørgaard is an administrative coordinator of the event, which is no easy task considering the magnitude of the project. Although some minor details would still need to be fleshed out, the preliminary programme has already been released.
In a nutshell, the Model European Parliament is a leadership programme for youths in the 28 EU member states, in candidate and applicant countries. Educating young people at high school level about European integration and cooperation is what MEP seeks to achieve along with developing political awareness and an understanding for Europe’s cultural diversity. The programme fosters learning through the exchange of diverse opinions on a plethora of subjects pertinent to the work of the EU. The debate-style format pushes participants to develop stronger initiative and personal courage, and to assert themselves more confidently and effectively in speech. The social and cultural aspects of the programme are just as important opening students up to richer and more wholesome ways of learning.
More information relating to the session in Copenhagen will be released as we approach autumn.