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Model European Union 2017

Model European Union is a simulation of the decision-making and legislative procedures in the European Union, bringing together young Europeans at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, from 18 to 25 March 2017.
For one week, the participants have the opportunity to learn about the workings of EU institutions at the actual seat of the European democratic process. The main purpose of the conference is to allow its participants to become acquainted with decision-making and law-making in the European Union, in particular with the ordinary legislative procedure, which involves both the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on an equal basis. During the conference, participants play the roles of the Ministers of the EU Member States, Members of the European Parliament, lobbyists, journalists and interpreters.

Who can apply:
- Young people from 18 to 26 years old, from
- all 28 EU Member States, 
- EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland,
- Eastern Partnership Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine,
- Southern Mediterranean Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia,
- Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia,
- Russian Federation,
- Republic of Turkey,
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

- Member of the European Parliament (MEP),
- Minister of the Council of the European Union,
- Journalist,
- Photojournalist, Videojournalist,
- Lobbyist,
- Interpreter (only 1st choice).
Participants may choose up to two different roles from the six proposed and submit a motivation letter for both their 1st and 2nd choice.

How to apply
Entrants will have to: 
- Attach their CV,
- Fill out the Application form,
- Write a short motivation letter (250 words ±10%),
- Answer ONE essay question (written in English, 500 words ±10%, no endnotes),
- Upload any document required for the application.

Applicants will have to submit a well-thought and well-structured essay (written in English) that reflects independent thinking and good research skills and answer one of the following questions:
1. Is increased cooperation between Member States the key to a more efficient way of addressing terrorism?
2. Should the extra-communitarian workers have the same rights and guarantees as the European workers when working in the internal market?
3. Brexit in the context of EU integration: a failure or an opportunity?

Selected participants will have to cover their travel costs both to and from Strasbourg and pay a participation fee of 150€ (covering the accommodation in Strasbourg as well as breakfasts and lunches, social events and transportation within the city).  For those most in need organisers will reimburse up to €100 of their travel expenses. Find out more here.

Deadline:  27 January 2017, 23:59 CET.

Find out more: http://www.meu-strasbourg.org


BETA - Bringing Europeans Together Association

BETA is a European politically independent, non-profit association which articulates and promotes international understanding.
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