IEP SIMULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO

International Simulation of the European Parliament

A European Parliament simulation is an educational event in which secondary school students and university students play the roles of Members of the European Parliament, discuss and vote on important European Union issues in a simulation environment. The aim is to provide students with a deeper understanding of EU decision-making processes and how the EU works in general.

The European Parliament simulation , organized annually by European People as of 2015, it is called IMEP& SUN . It has received the High Patronage of the European Parliament in each of its editions. Thanks to the experience and professionalism of the team, this simulation has a long history of success.

IMEP simulation European Parliament

The IMEP project is a simulation of the European Parliament organized annually by European People since 2015. This simulation aims to provide secondary school and university students with a deeper understanding of the European Union and its processes decision-making . Learning about the EU is important for anyone who wants to understand the workings and dynamics of global politics , as the EU is a key player internationally.

Having a pro-European spirit means being aware of the importance of the EU and its institutions, as well as the value of unity and cooperation between European countries. The EU is founded on principles such as peace , democracy , the rule of law and human rights , and values ​​such as solidarity and tolerance .

Taking part in a European Parliamentary Simulation like IMEP is a unique opportunity for students to put into practice what they have learned, acquire new skills and broaden their perspective . In a simulation environment, students can play the role of Members of the European Parliament, debate and vote on important EU issues, and experience how European politics works in practice. Furthermore, this experience represents an opportunity for students to interact with other young people from different countries and cultures, thus improving their ability to work in teams and communicate in a multilingual context .

A unique emotional training test for students, which allows them to develop useful skills for their professional and personal future, and to contribute to their growth as responsible and active European citizens .

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IMEP: how the simulation takes place

The simulation is structured like a real European Parliament , with a plenary assembly , parliamentary commissions and a presidency group . The student participants play the roles of deputies of the European Parliament, representing different countries and political groups. After an initial autonomous preparation phase, the simulation process begins with the presentation of an agenda, which includes current issues and issues of interest to the EU. Students, working within parliamentary committees , discuss and prepare reports and resolutions on these issues.

Subsequently, students present their proposed resolutions to the plenary assembly, where they are discussed and voted on. During the plenary assembly, students have the opportunity to express their opinions and defend their proposed resolutions , using the techniques and procedures used by real Members of the European Parliament.

The IMEP & SUN project also includes a series of training and networking activities , such as conferences , meetings with representatives of European institutions and meetings with industry experts . These activities allow students to deepen their knowledge of the EU and acquire new skills.

IMEP European Parliament Simulation: the new professional figures

Starting from the 2021 edition, the European Parliament simulation presents a completely renewed structure that introduces new professional figures into the process, such as journalist , lobbyist and entrepreneur .

Including these professional figures in the simulation process offers students greater flexibility in choosing the role best suited to them , allowing them to fully understand the dynamics and composition of the European Parliament in a more complete way.

The role of the journalist, for example, allows students to better understand the role of the media in the coverage and analysis of EU decision-making processes . The role of the lobbyist offers the opportunity to understand how organizations and companies influence European policies , while the role of the entrepreneur allows you to understand the challenges and opportunities for businesses within the EU .

In general, the introduction of these new professional figures in the simulation of the European Parliament of the IMEP & SUN project represents a richer and more complete training experience , which helps them to better understand the EU decision-making processes and to develop useful skills for their professional and personal future.

Parliament simulation: an invaluable training value

The educational value of an experience such as the European Parliament simulation is immense for secondary school and university students. The simulation offers a unique opportunity for all young people to put into practice what they have learned, acquire new skills and broaden their perspective. First, an IMEP experience allows students to develop key skills such as the ability to work in teams , the ability to communicate in a multilingual context , and the ability to make decisions in an environment of uncertainty . These skills are crucial to the professional and personal success of young people.

Secondly, the simulation offers students the opportunity to experience how European politics works in practice and to understand EU decision-making processes . This knowledge is fundamental for anyone who wants to understand the functioning and dynamics of global politics, given the fundamental role that the European Union plays in the global context.

Thirdly, IMEP represents the possibility for students to interact with other young people from different countries and cultures , thus improving their ability to work in teams and communicate in a multilingual context. Young people have a unique opportunity to develop their European identity and their awareness of the importance of unity and cooperation between European countries . Children can thus contribute to their growth as responsible and active European citizens.

Model European Parliament: Best MEP

The IMEP & SUN project provides particular attention to students who stand out during the simulation of the European Parliament , through a selection carried out by the organizational staff. The selection of deserving students takes place on the basis of objective criteria which concern the study of the teaching material, the ability to work in a group (teamwork) and leadership capacity .

The aim of this initiative is to reward and incentivize students who put in the most effort during the simulation , offering them a unique educational and motivational experience, which can help develop their skills and stimulate their interest in European issues.

Furthermore, this experience represents an opportunity for students to see how decisions made by the EU have a concrete impact on people's daily lives and to better understand the EU's role in world politics.

IMEP&SUN Model European Parliament: scholarships

European People is an association that has been dedicated, since 2015, to providing additional education to secondary school and university students around the world, focusing on current issues and international career opportunities. Through this training, and in famous projects such as EMUN , NHSMUN and Barcelona summer school , more than 10,000 students have been prepared to take part in international forums organized through simulations of the work of the United Nations and the European Parliament, as well as in other institutional contexts in Italy and abroad.

The association 's goal is to involve the best students in the world and train them for international careers. To encourage more student participation
deserving of the simulations that will be held in New York , Brussels and Paris , more than 200 scholarships have been made available.

To obtain a scholarship , students must pass a 60-question multiple choice test and an assessment interview in English with European People's teaching staff. Students who demonstrate a strong motivation to participate, an interest in international issues and a good level of knowledge of the English language during the interview are selected. Furthermore, possible membership of associations and previous experience in an international context (for example Erasmus, volunteering abroad, internships, etc.) is considered a plus.

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Collaborations & recognitions

The words of David Sassoli in reference to IMEP

[..] Events like yours represent an excellent tool for
political education, able to promote the involvement of
younger generations towards national politics ed
international. […]

The President of the European Parliament, the Hon. David Sassoli

The words of Antonio Tajani in reference to IMEP

[..] Activities of this type are particularly appreciated, as
they encourage young people and enable them to commit themselves to
of Europe, giving them the opportunity to better understand the process of
European integration and the role played by the main institutions
of the Union, including the European Parliament. […]

Former President of the European Parliament, the Hon. Antonio Tajani

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Dates and places

IMEP&SUN

$853.00

Date & Places

Brussels from 12 to 16 February 2024 Milan from 18 to 22 March 2024 Florence from 15 to 19 April 2024 Rome from 15 to 19 January 2024 Digital Edition
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IMEP&SUN

$853.00
Choose between Rome, Florence, Milan and Brussels to live a unique and unforgettable experience. The Travel Contribution includes half board accommodation in a multiple room (in Brussels at the Hotel Meiniger***) , the return flight from Rome or Milan ( airport taxes included ) to Brussels or the best means of transport to reach the your city for projects in Italy (e.g. train from Venice to Rome if you are from Venice).

Date & Places

Brussels from 12 to 16 February 2024 Milan from 18 to 22 March 2024 Florence from 15 to 19 April 2024 Rome from 15 to 19 January 2024 Digital Edition
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