Training student is our aim
The IMEP project has three main educational purposes.
Acquire knowledge about the EU procedures and functioning
The acquired knowledge must be put into practice collaborating with other student and developing problem solving skills
Students will develop their public speaking skills in a democratic debate
KnowledgeThe first purpose is reached during the autonomous preparation. Students will study papers provided by the European People staff about:
- Composition and functioning of the EU institutions: Student will have to understand the composition and functioning of EU institution (Parliament, Commission) and their link. Papers will provide the basics about the topic, which must be integrated with EU online platforms. In this way, the student will develop a basic digital expertise and a systematic research method.
- Procedure rules: Student will have to know all the procedure guidelines a MEP must keep during an official debate. The rules, in effect during the Model and explained on papers, are the same of the EP. During phase 2 no unrelated behavior will be accepted.
- Assigned topic background: Every student will have a commission membership and topic. The latter will be discussed in order to obtain a law proposal. Topics are often politic, social, and economic related and a basic knowledge is mandatory. In the papers therefore, there will be a section entirely dedicated to the topic, so that the MEP can face the debate properly.
- Law proposal: At the end of the Model, students will have to draft a law proposal.