Name of the project: “Model European Union Netherlands 2023”
Date of Project: 25.10. – 29.10.2023.
Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”
Place: The Hague, Netherlands
Participants age: 16 – 35
The number of participants: 2
Working language: English
Deadline for applying: 15.09.2023.
This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
AIM OF THE PROJECT
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our community! BRAVO is now accepting applications for its much-anticipated event – The Model European Union Netherlands (MEUNL) 2023. Mark your calendars for this exceptional experience, taking place from October 25th to October 29th, 2023.
🌍 Dive Deep into the Heart of EU Governance
MEUNL 2023 isn’t just another event; it’s a journey into the heart of European Union governance. Participants will be immersed in a realistic simulation that mirrors the complexities and intricacies of EU institutions and their policies. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply an EU enthusiast, this event promises to offer a unique perspective on how the EU operates.
🤝 Engage, Learn, and Network
Beyond the simulation, MEUNL 2023 is a platform for engagement, learning, and networking. Engage in thought-provoking debates, learn from experts in the field, and network with like-minded individuals passionate about the European Union.
PREPARATION FOR THE PROJECT
Before the conference begins, you will receive several info emails from our Participants Coordinator containing the Study Guides and Conference Guides you need to adequately prepare for MEUNL 2023. Please also follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to track all the news related to Model European Union the Netherlands!
To participate in this simulation you have to be between 16 and 35 years old (age at the time of the event).
- When you apply, you are expected to be available from the 25th until the 29th of October.
- All participants are requested to upload their CV.
- If you apply as a journalist, you will be invited to an interview with the journalist coordinator to assess which role fits your interests best.
Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
As a MEP you are elected directly by the citizens of your Member State and you will represent them in the Parliament. However, as a national politician, you are also part of a European faction: the European parliament groups. Factions on the European level are more heterogeneous than the political parties of Member States, which makes it harder to find common ground on your group priorities. Even though most MEPs in your political group might set out a common position for your group, it’s not out of line to dissent if your national party disagrees.
You have to cooperate with your colleagues to reach common ground and then push for a consensus within the European Parliament and later with the Council of the EU. To reach an understanding with the Council, a few MEPs should be elected to join the Trialogue Committee, which also consists of Council Members and Commissioners.
Minister in the Council
The Council of the European Union is the other legislative body of the EU – previously more independent, it now shares most of the legislative powers with the European Parliament. The Council consists of several configurations of twenty-seven ministers, each from one Member State, thus being an intergovernmental institution of the EU. The role of the Ministers in the Council is closely connected to the positions held by Member States that send their ministers to the Council to make European legislation.
Therefore, when assigned the role of a Minister, one is expected to acquaint oneself with the country’s politics and positions on issues at hand. Since Ministers are politically responsible to their governments, this role will demand from prospective participants an active involvement and sometimes vigorous advocating of their country’s interests. Ministers may often clash over their opposite national stances, creating gaps between the Member States that need to be filled with strong arguments, persuasion and compromises.
Journalists at MEU NL are responsible for gathering all the latest news, insights and positions out there related to the legislative proceedings in Parliament and Council. As a journalist, you will interview MEPs, Commissioners and Ministers to find out their particular positions on hot-button issues and publish them. In what way you publish the scandals and new developments is up to you and your fellow journalists: together with the Journalists’ Coordinator you will decide to write a newspaper, host a video-blog, host radio session, or take photos and join press events to make sure that participants get all the latest information available.
As a journalist your goal should be to find the biggest differences in position between factions or disputes between the Parliament and the Council, just to name some examples. As your aim is to inform both participants and the general public as well on the proceedings of MEU NL 2023, it’s your choice on how to do so
TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully covered
How to apply?
- Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
- Deadline for applying: 15.09.2023.
- Selection results: 18.09.2023.
- PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
- If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org