Brussels Model European Union is an annual simulation of European politics and decision-making processes that aims to bring the European project closer to young people.The aim of Brussels MEU is to increase dialogue and exchange of ideas between European youth and policy makers, and to promote the participation of young people in democratic society.
During one week in Brussels, 150 participants from more than 35 countries gather in a simulation of the European decision-making procedure and debate pressing topics on the EU agenda, taking on the role of Members of the European Parliament, Heads of State, Ministers in the Council, or journalists. As such, they play the roles of real policy makers and encounter all the difficulties and challenges required to make democracy funtion. By doing so, they explore and develop soft skills such as debating, negotiation, diplomatic language, public speaking and learn about Europe and Europeans through intercultural dialogue.
During this edition, Brussels MEU organised the debate ‘’EU priorities post 2020: Putting Social Europe back on the agenda?’’ with the following speakers:
– Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the S&D Group and President of FEPS – European Foundation of Progressive Studies
– Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
– Aura Salla, Adviser at EPSC – European Political Strategy Centre
– Anna Widegren, Secretary General – European Youth Forum
Moderated by Christopher Glück, President of the Young European Federalists