2021 TOPICS

The Members of the European Parliament and Ministers of the Council will debate two topics and legal texts during the conference. One topic is related to a European Green Deal and one topic to Digital Europe in the field of security. It is crucial that all participants familiarise themselves with these and find their positions on the legal proposals according to the role they take on during MEUS 2021. 

Two real-life legislative topics will be debated at MEUS 2021 tying into two prominent topics at the forefront of the European agenda. Specifically, the two topics debated at MEUS 2021 are:

  1. a proposal for a Regulation on the Just Transition Fund (see 2020/0006(COD)); and
  2. a proposal for a Regulation on Preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (see 2018/0331(COD)).

With the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic yielding great consequences for the economic prosperity and social cohesion of Europe, the Just Transition Fund will put participants at the heart of deciding the priorities of the European Union as it seeks to balance social justice with climate action as part of the European recovery package. Moreover, with our world becoming more interconnected and digitalised than ever, it is vital that Europeans feel secure, safe and comfortable online and that terrorist content is not allowed to spread and endanger citizens. 

With these two topics at the heart of MEUS 2021, participants are in for hours of tricky debate surrounding two contentious proposals bound to create excitement and stir controversy! 

SIMULATION

Model European Union has often called itself one of the "most authentic simulation of European politics" for a reason. Our participants simulate two of the EU institutions most involved in the European decision making process: The European Parliament (EP) and the Council of the European Union. As a participant you can take on one of 5 roles: Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Minister, Interpreter, Journalist or Interest Representative. Taking part in MEUS in any of the six roles will not only help you gain a better understanding of the decision-making process of the European Union, but also make you take up with many different challenges, like public speaking and increasing your negotiation and professional skills!

CONFERENCE WEEK

Besides intense debating and negotiating over the course of two weekends, we have an exciting social programme organised for you, taking advantage of our online format to ensure that all participants can get to know one another, relax (out of character) and quite simply have fun with fellow co-participants after a day of debate.