MEUS 2021 will not be held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Exceptionally, MEUS 2021 will take place online across two weekends (24-26 September, 2-3 October) meaning that you can participate from the comfort of your home!
This section highlights many of the typical activities and highlights of a traditional physical MEUS conference held in Strasbourg. For MEUS 2021, we will still be incorporating an exciting, fun online programme of social activities for all participants and will strive to bring a taste of Strasbourg to your doorsteps.
As fundamental and irreplaceable the simulation of the European Union in the European Parliament is to MEUS, downtime in the evenings is just as important to making MEUS the unique experience that is and letting participants enjoy their experience to the fullest. For these reasons, our Local Support Team in Strasbourg arranges a series of social events and activities every year in and around the city that complement the conference's schedule to provide participants with plenty of chances to relax, spend time with their new friends and enjoy everything that Strasbourg has to offer. The social activities are an integral part of our conference and they put the cherry on top of participants' once in a lifetime week in Strasbourg.
The social events for MEUS are revealed and explained to Participants shortly before the conference in our conference guide once the application process has come to an end. The social events of the last two editions of MEUS can be browsed below to provide you with an idea of some of the diverse and fun social events held at our conference.
Located close to the German border, Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region. This city is famous for its historical and cultural sights, as well as its unique atmosphere. Strasbourg’s rich history, having spent centuries under German rule, has left the city with a unique identity. In fact it has only been French since the end of the Second World War. To this day, you can still see the relics of its German past through the Germanic architecture and German sounding place names. Alsatian cuisine is heavily influenced by its German history, where beer, donuts, pretzels and tartes flambées are very popular!
As the largest academic city in eastern France, Strasbourg has a population of 48,000 students. The city is very student oriented, something you will notice during your stay here. The entire historic city centre was listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.
Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and other important organisations. The European Parliament in Strasbourg is a building of extraordinary architecture, which was inspired by Roman amphitheaters. Its 60 m high tower includes 17 floors and more than 1 100 offices! The 750-seat debating chamber was designed to host this institution’s monthly sessions, lasting about four days each. The chamber itself is designed as a hemicycle.