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ROLES

In MEU Spain we give you the opportunity to participate in three roles, which represent different aspects of the legislative process of the European Union.


From the 29th August to the 2nd September 2022 you can participate in the new edition of this simulation: MEU Spain 2022, the event where tens of young people can become representatives of the European citizens in the EU institutions

MEP

One of the two institutions who pass laws, the European Parliament is composed of 705 MEPs divided in 8 parliamentary groups. Along with the Council of the European Union, it determines the final form of European legislation. As they are directly elected every five years, they represent the European citizens.

In MEU Spain, MEPs will be proportionally distributed along the parliamentary groups.

Minister

The Council of the European Union is made up of ministers of the Member States (currently 24). Along with the European Parliament, it is one of the two existing legislative bodies. If the European Parliament represents the interests of the citizens, the Council of the European Union represents governments and their priorities.

In MEU Spain, the ministers will represent the interests of the country that corresponds to them, so that the final legislation is adapted to the position of the government they defend.

Journalist

Despite not participating directly in parliamentary debates, journalists can have an influence on the final result of the vote. A last minute information, secret negotiations that come to light or the summary of the news are part of the tasks of the information professionals.

In MEU Spain, journalists will do their work following the instructions of the journalists coordinator, helping participants to understand everything that happens and to know the latest news.


MEU SPAIN

Join the conference!

You may participate as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), minister in the Council of the European Union or journalist.

Applications for MEU Spain 2022 are now open!

If you have any questions or you want to know more, you can contact us through our social media and by email.

Email
federico.spagni@beta-europe.org

m.navas@beta-europe.org

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