Committees

What are committees?

Each delegate states their committee preferences and is then assigned to one of the five committees. Before the conference, the delegates research on the committee issue based on the study guides provided by the Committee Presidents (CPs). At the beginning of the committee meetings, each delegate introduces their country’s standpoint on the committee issue. However, we do not require any official position statement sent to us from the delegates prior to the conference.

During the sessions, delegates in the committee try to break down the issue into specific problems and discuss solutions to these issues. The output of these discussions is the committee’s resolution, which is then presented at the General Assembly to all MEP delegates. The committee explains the resolution, answers questions from the delegates and defends the resolution. The General Assembly votes on whether a suggested amendment should be part of the resolution, and finally, whether the resolution should pass or not.

The study guides will be uploaded soon.

 

Security and Defence (CPs: Jiří Handzel, Adrián Šajánek)

Study guide available here

Private security companies are often used by governments because they can provide specialised 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?

 

Economic and Monetary Affairs (CPs: Simon Becke, Jakub Bokes)

Study guide available here

Tax fraud and tax evasion are increasing problems for EU member states because states depend on income from taxes to function. Contributing factors to the tax evasion and fraud are e.g. lack of transparency and different tax systems between the states. What can the EU do to combat tax evasion and fraud?

 

Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (CPs: Robin Zenker, Arthur Lienard)

Study guide available here

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?

 

Constitutional Affairs (CPs: Dominika Gulková, Sára Soľárová)

Study guide available here

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? Should the EU be reformed or re-designed to regain more democratic legitimacy?

 

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (CPs: Julius Lajtha, Branislav Hrivňák)

Study guide available here

EU has seen a steep rise in demand for goods and resources, while the availability of resources for these goods is scarce. A possible solution for this growing gap between supply and demand is the so-called circular economy. What measures should the EU take to implement this change and encourage its citizens to contribute to this economy?