Brussels
Model European Union

Monday 19th of April, until Friday 23rd of April, Brussels

About The Event

About The Event

Brussels Model European Union (BMEU) is a non-profit organisation, registered in Belgium, aiming to sensitize Europe’s youth about the European project. Through its activities Brussels Model European Union increases dialogue and cultural exchange between European youth and policy makers.

When

Monday 19th of April, until Friday 23rd of April

Supporters

Here are some kind words of our kind supporters

Jaume Duch Guillot

Jaume Duch Guillot
European Parliament's Spokesman

Brussels Model European Union’s goal is to contribute to a more democratic and informed community.

González Pons

González Pons
MEP - Vice Chair of the EPP Group

By creating each year a suitable framework for debating pressing issues in the EU agenda,
the organizers of BMEU Conference allow students and young professionals from all across Europe to develop and strengthen their diplomatic skills, as well as to get an insight of
the day-to-day work of the European institutions.

Jamie Shea

Jamie Shea
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General

This conference is of great value to students to learn at first-hand about current international politics and the practice of diplomacy and political leadership.

Jean Claude Juncker

Jean Claude Juncker,
Former President of the European Commission

I welcome your engagement and interest in the European Union and I wish all participants constructive debates as well all the best for the conference.

Event Schedule (Brussels MEU 2020)

If you are curious to know what kind of activities will there be in a MEU, here is our event schedule from last year.

Monday 30th of March: KUL campus Brussels.

Registration

Ice-breakers

RoP workshops, mock debates, introduction of the conference, etc.

Opening Ceremony

Eurofeast

Drinks at Scott’s

Tuesday 31st of March: Committtee of the Regions.

Arrival of Participants

Panel Discussion 1

Coffee break

Panel discussion 2

Lunch

Sessions

Coffee Break

Sessions

Karaoke Night!

Wednesday 1st of April: Committtee of the Regions

Arrival of Participants

Sessions

Coffee break

Debates

Lunch

Sessions

Coffee Break

Sessions

#EUDialogues

Discussion with the Permanent Representation of the Commission in Belgium.

Social event

Thursday 2nd of April : Residence Palace

Arrival of Participants

Sessions

Coffee break

Sessions

Lunch

Visit to the European institutions

Social event

Friday 3rd of April: Residence Palace

Arrival of Participants

Sessions

Coffee break

Debates

Lunch

Sessions

Conclusion

Closing ceremony

Social event

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

European Committee of the Regions, Brussels

The European Committee of the Regions is the European Union's assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities with a direct voice within the EU's institutional framework.

The Simulation


  • The European Parliament is the biggest democratically elected assembly in the world and is also the biggest committee in a Model European Union. As a member of the European Parliament (MEP), a participant has to represent the interests of their assigned parliamentary group. MEPs discuss, amend, and vote upon legislative proposals introduced by the Commission with the Council of the EU being a co-legislator.


  • In the Council of the European Union representatives of the 28 national governments meet to discuss and decide upon policy and legislative issues. In the simulation’s ordinary legislative procedure, the Council discusses, amends, and votes upon legislative proposals introduced by the Commission with the EP being a co-legislator. When discussing a legislative proposal, the Council therefore has to take the position of the EP into consideration and vice versa. Ministers should stay in contact with MEPs in order to reach a compromise on legislation.


  • As Heads of States or Governments in the European Council, participants will define general policies and set the priorities of the EU. In doing so, they will address the most challenging and pressing issues Europe is facing. While the Council does not have legislative authority, its opinions and conclusions provide a highly valuable insight to the general functioning of the EU.


  • Part of the political life is the press’s statements and reports. With this in mind, Brussels Model European Union gives an opportunity to aspiring journalists or reporters to apply and improve their writing skills while learning about European institutions. The simulation has a daily newspaper which has a hard copy and a digital copy.

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