Taking International Relations one step further with MEP
August 11, 2022
International Relations and Diplomacy
Once again this year, the San Patricio Foundation has launched its Model European Parliament Program or MEP, which we have the pleasure of actively collaborating with.
What is the MEP?
It is an educational program aimed at high school students, and its main objective is to promote awareness of European citizenship and the culture of constructive parliamentary debate among young people.
Through this program, students have the opportunity to research different topics related to European current affairs, forge and give their opinion, present their own proposals, and even become real parliamentarians for a few days, both at the national and European level.
It is carried out at regional, national, and international levels with sessions in different places in Spain and Europe in which students can build their ideas, listen to those of others, dialogue, debate, and achieve consensus on various current issues, working on key skills for their professional future.
At the end of the program, their conclusions are presented to the European Parliament. Sounds motivating, doesn't it? Well, read on, we still haven't gotten to the best part
How is The Global American University, Schiller involved?
We are involved in international affairs, bringing a more global vision to the program, and we offer two MEP - Schiller Scholarships, aimed at all students who have participated in the MEP and who want to give a real and definitive boost to their professional career by pursuing their studies in International Relations and Diplomacy at our University.
At The Global American University, Schiller, we are proud to be part of an initiative aligned with our educational philosophy, which aims to bring young people closer to the functioning of the representative political institutions of both the European Union and a parliament. Some of the political activities involved include working committees, drafting proposals and amendments, and plenary sessions, among others.
With this project, we continue working to encourage young people to adopt a global mindset through real activities and challenges, helping them to pursue their interests in global issues and develop their ability to get involved in them. Creating future, smart global professionals in different areas.
How does the MEP work?
There will be different regional sessions and a national session, to be held in Madrid in the Chamber of the Congress of Deputies, where students can feel like real Members of the European Parliament. Finally, the best students will have the opportunity to participate in the week-long international sessions that will be held for a week in an important European city.
To participate, all you have to do is fill out the registration form here: Registration form.
Ready to guide your students in this adventure? We are waiting for you!