Students from 22 European countries took the seats of EU politicians for one day
On Thursday 29th January, the second Euroscola day in 2015 was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This time Salpauksen lukio from Finland participated in Euroscola. Around 600 students and teachers from across the European Union's member states were in Strasbourg. They came from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom.
The Euroscola day gives students the opportunity to interact and exchange information in a foreign language (English, French or German) and also highlights the importance of cross-cultural cooperation. Furthermore, participants are given the possibility to introduce their school and the region where they come from, which provides greater diversity and enriches the cultural dialogue.
Just as the deputies of the European Parliament, the students work in groups discussing about the following topics:
Environment and renewable energy
2015 - European Year for Development
The future of Europe
Freedom of information and active citizenship
Migration and integration
European Parliament set up the Euroscola project in 1989. Each year Euroscola welcomes thousands of students aged between 16 to 18 years old from all 28 European Union Members States to spend a day in Strasbourg and work as Members of the European Parliament. Students experience a day as a M.EP, engaging in the EU decision-making through debates in the hemicycle, negotiations with their colleagues, voting and adopting resolutions on topical European issues. Participation is awarded to schools making it through a national competition organized by the European Parliament Information Office in each member state.