Model European Union Strasbourg (MEUS) is a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics that takes place annually in Strasbourg, a city that carries a lot of symbolism in relation to peace and democracy in Europe.
January 14, 2016.
Each year, the conference brings together 200 highly motivated students and young professional, giving them the exclusive opportunity to have first-hand experience of the functioning of European institutions right on the premises of the European Parliament. The project is thus completely original in the world of simulations and is already extremely popular among young Europeans from diverse backgrounds, from Law, International Relations, Political Science and European Affairs to History, Media Studies, and Interpreting.
During the course of the simulation, participants debate two controversial, real-life legislative proposals drafted by the European Commission and simulate EU law-making by acting as Members of the European Parliament or Members of the Council of the European Union. The simulation, however, features even more roles for participants in order to enhance its realism. Specifically, participants can also act as: (1) Lobbyists, that work towards influencing the decision-making process in favour of the interests they represent; (2) Journalists, who, through press conferences and interviews, cover and analyse debates in a daily newspaper and video footage; and (3) Interpreters, offering professional interpreting services in the national languages of the EU using the special equipment provided by the European Parliament.
The Conference will be held from 2nd April - 9th April.
The venue of the conference is the EU parliament in Strasbourg, France.
The participation fee including accomodation in Strasbourg is 150.
BUT: Do you need financial support? For those most in need we offer to waive the participation fee and reimburse up to 100 of your travel expenses. Download attached formular to find out more!
In order to successfully complete your application, you must:
Attach your CV
Fill out the Application form;
Write a short motivation letter (250 words 10%)*;
Answer ONE essay question (500 words ±10%, no endnotes)*
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