The Mock Council of the European Union is an annual event organised by the British Council.
The annual 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 next event is planned to take place at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 10 February 2021, dependent on Covid-19 regulations. Should it not be possible to hold the event face-to-face, British Council will run a competition for registered schools.