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The European Parliament in ONE DAY

27.02.2020 - 28.02.2020
Original language : English

Gimnazija Nova Gorica won this year’s Euroscola Schools Competition. The prize was a subsidised trip to Strasbourg to represent Slovenia at Euroscola on 27th February 2020. The students had a great opportunity become MEPs for a day.

I am Anja Sarjanović and I have been participating in the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme since September 2019. My school Gimnazija Nova Gorica is situated in the west of Slovenia near the Italian border and has been a part of this programme since 2016. We are eager to learn about European parliamentary democracy, political choices and European citizenship values and that is why, we decided to become a part of this project. Every year our school participates in the Euroscola Competition and having won first prize this year again, we went on a trip to Strasbourg to represent Slovenia at Euroscola.

We arrived in Strasbourg early in the morning on February 27th 2020 to meet other programme participants from other European countries. The schedule was tight but we were still given a guided tour of the Parliament to soak up the unique atmosphere of the building, which was amazing. We were divided into 6 groups, each assigned a different topic to participate in a debate on European issues. The introductory presentation of the European Parliament was followed by a delicious lunch and “Eurogame”, which gave us a chance to get to know each other better. Each group produced a report that included suggestions for improvement, followed by a presentation, a debate, and a vote.

The language of communication was mostly English, but here and there some participants spoke French and Spanish. That is why we used headphones through which we could listen to interpreters translating into different languages.

Euroscola gave us an opportunity to acquire valuable skills in communication, writing, video-making and team building, but not only that - while sitting in MEPs’ chairs, we had the opportunity to broaden our knowledge of the European Union and together find possible solutions to some of the current problems and take positive action for Europe’s future. The Euroscola day was truly an unforgettable experience for the students and teachers alike.

Gimnazija Nova Gorica won this year’s Euroscola Schools Competition. The prize was a subsidised trip to Strasbourg to represent Slovenia at Euroscola on 27th February 2020. The students had a great opportunity become MEPs for a day.

I am Anja Sarjanović and I have been participating in the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme since September 2019. My school Gimnazija Nova Gorica is situated in the west of Slovenia near the Italian border and has been a part of this programme since 2016. We are eager to learn about European parliamentary democracy, political choices and European citizenship values and that is why, we decided to become a part of this project. Every year our school participates in the Euroscola Competition and having won first prize this year again, we went on a trip to Strasbourg to represent Slovenia at Euroscola.

We arrived in Strasbourg early in the morning on February 27th 2020 to meet other programme participants from other European countries. The schedule was tight but we were still given a guided tour of the Parliament to soak up the unique atmosphere of the building, which was amazing. We were divided into 6 groups, each assigned a different topic to participate in a debate on European issues. The introductory presentation of the European Parliament was followed by a delicious lunch and “Eurogame”, which gave us a chance to get to know each other better. Each group produced a report that included suggestions for improvement, followed by a presentation, a debate, and a vote.

The language of communication was mostly English, but here and there some participants spoke French and Spanish. That is why we used headphones through which we could listen to interpreters translating into different languages.

Euroscola gave us an opportunity to acquire valuable skills in communication, writing, video-making and team building, but not only that - while sitting in MEPs’ chairs, we had the opportunity to broaden our knowledge of the European Union and together find possible solutions to some of the current problems and take positive action for Europe’s future. The Euroscola day was truly an unforgettable experience for the students and teachers alike.

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