Mock Council of the European Union 2016: English and Scottish schools and colleges
Want to give your students a chance at negotiating within an international environment?
Applications have now closed for Mock Council 2016. Please check back for more details on the next Mock Council event.
In the Mock Council, 30 schools are each assigned the role of an EU member state or an EU institution and simulate a meeting of the EU's Council of Ministers on two topical EU policy proposals. Two students from each school must research these policy areas and represent their adopted country or institution at the Council meeting.
Students are encouraged to use foreign languages where possible in the discussions to reflect the multilingual nature of the EU; interpretation into English is provided. Applications are welcome from secondary and further education colleges across England and Scotland. We will aim to let you know the policy areas for discussion and background documents on specific proposals by the end of September.
This year there will be an additional role for one school to represent 'the media'. Your school can apply for this role in the application form; the aim of this role will be to generate interest before, during and after the event, through interviewing participating schools and so on, via the Mock Council facebook page and the Twitter hashtag #EUMockCouncil.
Check out highlights of the event from 2015 below:
The proposals discussed in 2015 are available for your perusal below.