The Mock Council of the European Union is an annual event organised by the British Council.
The event brings together over 130 students and teachers from 29 schools. Each of the participating schools represents an EU country with teams of students taking on the roles of government ministers.
As in the real Council of the European Union, students have the opportunity to debate and vote on topical issues affecting the EU.
By participating in the day, the students find out more about the main decision making body of the European Union. They also have the unique opportunity of practising their debating and diplomacy skills and find out first-hand more about local governance.
The most recent event took place at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 11th February 2020.