Model European Union Tallinn 2014 !

Deadline:  20 March 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 26 years old from all countries around the world
Venue: 26 July-02 August 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

Description

Model European Union Tallinn 2014 will take place from 26th of July to 2nd of August in Tallinn. It is the best time of the year to visit the warm, romantic, sunny, medieval capital of Estonia and spend time in an exceptionally beautiful and well-preserved old town – one of Unesco World Heritages. The simulation is managed by EU experts and chairs, who will guide you through the ordinary legislative procedure of the EU. Plus, all working sessions will be held in government offices and Ministries around the historic centre of Tallinn, so you would definitely get a feeling of being an actual decision-maker in the EU, while having this amazing scenery around you.

For five simulation days, participants will play the roles of MEPs in the European Parliament and Ministers in the Council of the EU and will discuss, debate and decide upon four Commission proposals currently on the EU agenda:

1. General Affairs – European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur) aiming to increase coordination within and between Member States, tackle cross-border crime and prevent irregular immigration: see the Commission proposal in GA and the Summary of it;

2. Justice and Home Affairs – Inclusion of the Kaliningrad area of Russian Federation and certain Polish administrative districts in the eligible border area to avoid their isolation from immediate neighbours: see the Commission proposal in JHA and the Summary of it;

3. Economic and Financial Affairs – Strengthening of economic and budgetary surveillance of Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability in the euro area: see the Commission proposal in ECOFIN and the Summary of it;

4. Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs – Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products: see the Commission proposal in EPSCO and the Summary of it.

Preliminary Programme

Saturday, July 26 – Arrival day

Sunday, July 27 – Introductory day and workshops: Opening ceremony, lecture on EU ordinary legislative procedure, workshop on rules and procedures of MEU Tallinn 2014, team introduction, followed by a city tour and welcome dinner in the evening

Monday, July 28 – Simulation day 1: Working sessions in the Parliament and the Council of the EU
10.00-18.30 Discussion of the Commission proposals in the Parliament or different Council configurations

Tuesday, July 29 – Simulation day 2: Working sessions in the Parliament and the Council of the EU
10.00-18.30 Discussion of the Commission proposals in the Parliament or different Council configurations

Wednesday, July 30 – Simulation day 3: Working sessions in the Parliament and the Council of the EU
10.00-18.30 Discussion of the Commission proposals in the Parliament or different Council configurations, Eurofeast in the evening

Thursday, July 31 – Simulation day 4: Working sessions in the Parliament and the Council of the EU
10.00-18.30 Discussion and drafting of conclusions and decisions on the Commission proposals in the Parliament or different Council configurations

During the working sessions, participants are expected to represent a country in a Council or a political view in the political group of the Parliament and take the role of a Minister or MEP, respectively, leaving their personal interests aside. The aim of the working sessions is to reach an agreement among all participants in a group and draft a conclusion, which will be presented in the Plenary meeting on Friday.

Friday, August 1 – Simulation day 5: Plenary meeting
10.00-18.30 All Commission proposals will be debated about and voted upon, as amended by the Parliament and the Council, Farewell party in the evening

During the plenary meeting, participants are full members of the General Assembly – they can give speeches, take part in the open debate and vote. The aim of the plenary meeting is to present the decisions and conclusions reached on the previous four working sessions in the Council and Parliament, and to defend the positions among the General Assembly.

Saturday, August 2 – Departure day

Please note that no meetings are scheduled for the arrival and departure days.

Eligibility

People at the age of 18-26 from all countries around the world!

Costs

50 euros – includes materials, hostel accomodation, breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome dinner and farewell party. Payment details will be specified by the end of March.

Application

euroopamaja

 

APPLY HERE

Application period remains open until Thursday, the 20th of March!

Europe House Estonia will inform you about the outcome of

the selection process in due time (by the end of March).

 

In case of questions, do not hesitate to ask: send us an e-mail at meu@euroopamaja.ee
Also, keep an eye out for updates on MEU Tallinn Facebook page: www.facebook.com/meutallinn

The official web-page.

Model European Union Tallinn 2014 !

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