49th Edition of the European Parliament Model Program begins, organized by the San Patricio Foundation
More than 150 young people, from 28 EU member countries, become MEPs for a few days at the 49th International Session of the Model European Parliament organized by the San Patricio Foundation, which takes place in Toledo and Madrid, on the 10th to the 17th November 2018
The Model Program of the European Parliament of the San Patricio Foundation, directly familiarizes young people with the functioning of the European Union. It is aimed at students of 1st year of high school and 1st year of intermediate vocational courses, aged 16 and 17, all over Spain, the initiative has been developing since 2000 and has the participation of more than 600 public and private centers as concerted.
On this occasion, more than 150 young people from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania , Russia, Slovak Republic and Slovenia are the real protagonists of a week in which the city of Toledo and the Congress of Deputies in Madrid will be witnesses of proposals and initiatives to various current European problems, with a vision loaded with freshness and surely very novel and that will not stop surprising us.
Some of the topics that are going to deal with are tremendous European news, such as:
"Take action against fiscal injustice", "The rapid expansion of digital technologies", "Sustainable enterprises through EU aid and trade policies", "How can the EU fully utilize the available technology to achieve a high participation rate of young voters and ensure that the electorate is well informed? "," what additional steps can the EU take to achieve gender equality in the workplace? "," the military integration of Europe and finally Innovation in education and in the field of education "how can the EU guarantee the adoption of innovative pedagogical methods and pedagogical approaches?"
The Opening Ceremony took place on Monday, November 12, 2018 in the Paraninfo Church of San Pedro Mártir- Madre de Dios - Universidad Castilla la Mancha.
International School San Patricio Toledo and the University of Castilla la Mancha have become the official venues in which the young participants work in Commissions throughout the week that will conclude on November 15 and 16 at the General Assembly that will take place in the Ernest Lluch Room of the Congress of Deputies of Madrid.
The Closing Ceremony will take place on November 16, 2018 at 17.00 in the same room of the Congress of Deputies and will be assisted by Mr. Jaume Duch, Communication Director of the European Parliament who will present the European Parliament campaign for the 2019 elections and will speak with the young participants.