The aim of the MEP programme is to develop interest and skills in addressing high level international issues jointly among Europe’s decision makers of tomorrow.
The Western European Model European Parliament is a leadership programme for youths in the Western EU member states, in candidate and applicant countries.
The aim of the MEP is to educate young people at high school level about European integration and cooperation, and to develop their understanding of common issues as well as provide them with knowledge about EU institutions. The programme develops political awareness and an understanding for Europe’s cultural diversity. MEP is:
• a place for young EU parlamentarians
• a place for new ideas
• a place for the decision makers of tomorrow
• a place to be
Set up in 1994 with a secretariat in The Hague, Netherlands in the inspiring care of Anna and Leopold van Sminia, the MEP programme since 2014 is coordinated by an innovating multi-national board with an association based in Madrid. The first edition of MEP Western Europe is organized by a team created specifically for this conference under the supervision of MEP Netherlands.