Training Course: Model European Union 2019

Location: France

Dates:13/01/2019

Number of participants:

Participating countries: France

Organizer: BETA – Bringing Europeans Together Association

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 13/01/2019

Date Of Selection: 06/01/2019

Inquiries about this training course: http://www.meu-strasbourg.org/

Costs: Free

Model European Union 2019

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 6 to 13 April 2019.
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.

Topics
During MEUS 2019, participants will be discussing Climate Change, Consumer Protection Law and the European Elections 2019.

Who can apply:
– Young people from 18 to 27 years old, from all over the world.

 

Roles:
– Member of the European Parliament (MEP),
– Minister of the Council of the European Union,
– Journalist (first choice),
– Lobbyist,
– Interpreter (first choice).
Participants may choose up to two different roles from the five 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 motivation letter (500-1000 words),
– Two original essays (that differ from one role to another).

Selected participants will have to cover their travel costs both to and from Strasbourg and pay a participation fee of 150€ (covering seven nights accommodation in Strasbourg as well as breakfasts and lunches, conference materials, participation at the workshops day, social events and transportation within the city).  
For Strasbourg-based participants, the fee is set at 75€ and does not include accommodation.
For those most in need, there is a Social Fund which can provide a scholarship. Such support can be given in the form of participation fee waivers, travel reimbursement and visa reimbursements. Find out more here.