Law Students Simulate European Parliament Session

19/12/14
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On Friday, 12 December 2014, Law students at the UIC took part in a simulated session of the European Parliament as part of the European Law subject.

Law Students Simulate European Parliament Session

The aim of the exercise was to give the students an insight into the different roles that interact with one another while an EU institution is in session. Specifically, the students participated in a simulated European Parliament session in which different groups of students, assuming the roles of each of the institutions that are a party to the European legislative process, debated the merits of implementing three citizen-related initiatives that had recently been presented to them. These initiatives consisted of measures to ensure more diversity in the media, tackle so-called “front companies”, and create a “New Deal for Europe” that would help young people become more involved in the process of European integration.

"The exercise enabled students to leave theory to one side, assume the role of each of the EU institutions and simulate how European legislation is made. It provided a more entertaining approach to the subject matter”, said Dr. Carlos Espaliú, who is the Director of the Charlemagne Institute for European Studies (ICEE) and runs the subject within which the exercise took place.