The deadline to get involved with the Model European Union Strasbourg is TODAY!
Keep reading to find out how and why you should get involved:
By Maisie Marston
The Model European Union is probably the best way to beat the Brexit blues. Not only will you have the opportunity to improve your journalism, debating, decision making or interpretation skills, but you will also gain a deeper understanding of the EU alongside likeminded young people.
Held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, a team of 70 students and young professionals from over 30 countries simulate the EU’s legislative process by engaging in a week of negotiation and debate. The event takes place between 6-13 April 2019, a few weeks before the elections to the European Parliament.
At MEUS 2019, delegates will be debating the EU’s fight against climate change and consumer law protection. These issues have been the focus of recent media attention with sustainability becoming increasingly more important and ‘Dieselgate’ which saw German car manufacturer Volkswagen cheating emissions tests. There will also be a discussion between MEUS MEPs and Ministers about Annexing the 1976 Electoral Act which concerns the ‘democracy gap’ of the EU. At present, voting in European elections is regulated within the member states which means they are subject to different national laws, causing disparity in the way members elect.
This is a fantastic opportunity to bring EU politics closer to our generation or develop your skills.
Applications close on the 6th January 2019, and you can apply and find out more (like the funding available) by following this link: .