90 high school students from 36 schools will discuss pressing issues tackled by the EU. The conference will take place at the Comenius University's Law faculty and at LEAF Academy. 5 best delegates will form a national delegation for the international MEP in Helsinki.
The Model European Parliament Slovakia is a simulation of the European Parliament for high school students. Our aim is to introduce young Europeans to the mechanism of the European Union's functioning and to the problems that Europe is facing. Working in one of the five committees, speaking English and representing the standpoint of their chosen country, delegates strive to agree on solutions within the committee sessions and then present these at the General Assembly.
Twice per year, the international round of MEP takes place - this year, it will be held in Helsinki in the autumn. There, members of their countries' national delegations have a chance to meet young people from all over Europe and to be challenged in an environment full of ambitious people. Five best delegates from MEPSK17 will represent Slovakia in Helsinki, with a full scholarship included.
Pick one of the committees and tackle big isssues on the European level.
Economic and Monetary Affairs
Tax fraud and tax evasion are increasing problems for EU member states because states depend on income from taxes to function. Contributing factors are e.g. lack of transparency and different tax systems between the states. What can the EU do to combat tax evasion and fraud?
Security and Defence
Private security companies are often used by governments because they can provide specialized services using state-of-the-art technology. To what extent should the EU use private security companies in the context of European security and defence?
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
EU has seen a growing gap between supply and demand of goods and resources. A possible solution for this growing gap is the so-called circular economy. What measures should the EU take to implement and encourage this change?
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
The imminent threat of terrorist attacks continues to endanger European societies. These attacks are often a direct consequence of extremism and radicalisation, and are mainly prepared and carried out within the EU. How can the EU prevent its own citizens from radicalisation? And how could integration policies prevent radicalisation and extremism?
A significant proportion of EU-citizens is not involved in European politics and decision-making. As a result, the gap between European decision-making and EU-citizens has grown considerably, causing the rise of Euroscepticism among EU-citizens. How can the gap between the political elite and civil society be reduced?
Meet the people working tirelessly to ensure you will have an unforgettable experience at MEPSK17. We are high school students from all over Slovakia who share a passion for MEP's mission.