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Debate EU matters in Parliament buildings

In 2017 29 schools from across Northern Ireland came together to debate EU matters in the impressive surroundings of Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Debating on The future EU-UK relationship and How can the EU-27 develop to deal with the challenges of the 21st century

Registration for the next debate will open in late autumn/winter 2018

 For more information, please contact: iepni@britishcouncil.org

How many schools can attend?

The event is restricted to only 29 schools; 28 schools representing one of the current member states and 1 school chosen to represent the Secretariat General and the European Commission. From each school, three students and one teacher participate.

Aim of the event

The event is aimed at 16-18 year olds and would be of interest to a team of students with an interest in European affairs or politics. By participating in the initiative, the students will find out more about the workings of the main decision-making body of the European Union. They will also get a chance to practice their debating and diplomacy skills in a realistic setting in the Senate Chamber in Parliament Buildings observed by teachers and students from the twenty-nine participating schools.

How do schools apply?

Registration for the next debate will open in spring/summer 2018

 For more information, please contact: iepni@britishcouncil.org

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