The Model European Union 2014 has been launched!
This is a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics, taking place annually in Strasbourg and bringing together highly skilled and motivated young Europeans.
Participants will have the opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the functioning of European institutions right on the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, from 29th March to 5th April 2014.
Young people from 18 to 26 years old, from the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey, who are curious about the functioning of the European Institutions and who want to actively take part in a lifelike simulation are invited to apply.
The proposals up for debate in MEU 2014 are the following:
– Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund;
– EU-US Trade Agreement/ Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Applicants will have to submit a well-thought and well-structured essay that reflects independent thinking and good research skills and answer one of the following questions:
1. Would the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships contribute to European recovery, and in which way(s)?
2. To what extent will the recent youth unemployment measures adopted by the EU institutions affect turnout of young voters in the EP elections?
3. Assess the role of EU Member States’ governments in trade negotiations with the US.
The deadline for submitting applications: 5 January 2014 at 11.59pm CET.
Find out more: http://meu-strasbourg.org