The Model European Parliament (MEP)
The Model European Parliament (MEP) is an educational programme that was founded in 1994 with the aim of encouraging awareness of European identity among young people and to familiarise them with the functioning of both the European Union and its Parliament through the recreation of parliamentary sessions at a school, regional, national and European level.
The MEP is aimed at 16 and 17-year-old students throughout Spain who are in the 1st year of their Baccalaureate studies. Students who participate can express their ideas, listen to those of others, discuss, debate and reach consensus on various topical issues. The final conclusions of the MEP are presented to the European Parliament.
The selection process begins at the School, where a topic is proposed and students must prepare an assignment. The best of these are selected to participate in the National Session and are then able to represent the country at the international sessions where they debate with students from all the countries of the European Union.