The format of the MEP resembles that of the actual European Parliament: approximately 15 delegates of different nationalities form a committee that debates a certain topic extensively and drafts a resolution, a non-binding piece of legislation outlining the key issues of the topic and proposing solutions.
Model European Union (commonly known as MEU) is an annual international simulation of the European Union’s legislative process. The conference gathers around 180 young people from across Europe to the Seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Participants assume different roles - from being ministers in the Council of the European Union,Members of the European Parliament to being Interpreters,Journalists and Lobbyists. The first MEU took place in 2007, and has ran on an annual basis ever since. The eighth edition will take place in Spring 2014.
MEU 2013 is open to any young people from the EU or any EFTA state, as well as candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey) who are curious about the functioning of the European Institutions and who want to actively take part in a lifelike simulation.
People from 18 to 26 years old are most welcome to MEU 2013. A suitable applicant is a tolerant and open person who is much into debating and exchanging viewpoints. An important trait would also be both the sociability and curiosity of the applicant towards others. Being able to actively participate to a debate and relate to others is definitely the key point of getting a lot out of the simulation and enjoying this incredible experience.