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Young adults as parliamentarians. A simulation of the European Parliament session in Lublin

By 29/05/2024No Comments
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Four-person teams of young people from schools in the Lublin Voivodeship played the role of Members of the European Parliament during a simulation of the parliamentary session. During the event, which took place at Lublin’s town hall, they debated about EU funds allocated to culture.

Simulation of the European Parliament sessions is an event organized by EUROPE DIRECT Lublin, operating at the European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation, and the City of Lublin. It aims to disseminate knowledge about the structures, and functioning of the European Union, especially the European Parliament, and elections to the European Parliament. The participating secondary school students represented the views of five parliamentary groups: the European People’s Party (EPP), the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (PSSD), the Renew Europe Group (CoE), and the Greens/European Free Alliance (IN PE). It was practical training in discussion, rhetoric, and argumentation skills, as well as preparation for participation in social life.

The debate revolved around the thesis: “The European Union should increase European funds for culture”. Students from the Leon Wyczółkowski Vocational School Complex No. 2 in Ryki were the winners, while the students from the School Complex No. 2 in Lubartów were runners up. The third place went to to the 2nd P. Firlej Secondary School in Lubartów, while the pupils from the Adam Mickiewicz Secondary School in Opole Lubelskie came fourth.