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Last Saturday young students in their Junior Year (11th grade) roamed the halls of our Madrid campus discussing issues such as the challenge of migration flows, the 32-hour working week or disinformation as an attack on democracy.

This was part of the National Session of European Parliament Model organized by Fundación San Patricio and hosted by Schiller International University Madrid Campus. This all-day event welcomed more than 80 students from all over Spain to prepare their debate sessions on key issues to be presented to the Spanish Parliament.

Isabel Campbell, our Madrid campus director, said, "We are very impressed by the high level of preparation of the participants. Today I have seen great future candidates for careers in International Relations, who have shone both in their mastery of the subjects presented and in their communication skills".

The MEP is an educational program, which aims to foster in young people an awareness of European citizenship and the culture of constructive parliamentary debate, where students can research different European current issues, give their opinion, present proposals, and become parliamentarians for a few days, at national and European level.

Throughout the day, the students participated in workshops and sessions that helped them to improve their interventions. The best delegates of the National Session will represent Spain in the International Sessions. They will be selected on the basis of their participation and attitude during the program, as well as their level of English, as the international sessions are conducted in English.

Schiller International University is proud to collaborate with the Fundación San Patricio in helping young students foster their interest and ability to engage with global issues and is proud to see a new generation of future professionals in International Relations and Diplomacy in their way to becoming global professionals.

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