Each year, MEUS brings together 200 students and young professional, giving them the opportunity to have first-hand experience of the functioning of European institutions right on the premises of the European Parliament.
During the course of the simulation, participants debate two controversial, real-life legislative proposals drafted by the European Commission and simulate EU law-making by acting as Members of the European Parliament or Members of the Council of the European Union. The simulation, however, features even roles for participants in order to enhance its realism. Specifically, participants can also act as: (1) Lobbyists, that work towards influencing the decision-making process in favour of the interests they represent; (2) Journalists, who, through press conferences and interviews, cover and analyse debates in a daily newspaper and video footage; and (3) Interpreters, offering professional interpreting services in the national languages of the EU using the special equipment provided by the European Parliament.
The venue of the conference is the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The participation fee including accomodation, breakfasts and lunches, social events and transportation in Strasbourg is 150€. For those most in need organizers offer to waive the participation fee and reimburse up to €100 of travel expenses.
- You need to have your application submitted and accepted;
- Officially residing in: all 28 EU Member States; EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland; Eastern Partnership Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine; Southern Mediterranean Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia; Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia; Russian Federation; Republic of Turkey; Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
- Be between 18 and 26 years of age;
- Fluent in English.
In order to successfully complete your application, you have to submit: a CV, fill out the Application form, write a short motivation letter (250 words), answer ONE essay question (500 words), upload any document required for your application.
Please note, that special requirements apply for the role of interpreter, print journalist and video/photojournalist. Find out more.