On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September, the Dutch House of Representatives will host the so-called Model European Parliament. Dutch teenagers will simulate a debate of the European Parliament. On Thursday 22 September, the President of the House, ms Gerdi Verbeet, will deliver the opening speech.
The teenagers will be divided into different committees, for example the committee of Foreign Affairs or of Culture and Education. During the simulation the youngsters will discuss current affairs of the European Parliament.
Over 2000 teenagers participate in the project Model European Parliament (MEP) each year. The project is organised by Stichting MEP. Goal is to give teenagers a better understanding of the European Union and European identity.
For more information, visit the website of the Model European Parliament Nederland.