Issues Model European Parliament Kopenhagen 2016

Here you can find an outline of the issues which will be studied by the several committees during the international MEP-conference 2016 in Copenhagen.





Committee on Security and Defence

The terrorist group ISIS controls parts of Syria, Libya and Iraq, posing both a threat to the region as well as to the security of the citizens of Europe. What measures should the EU and its member states take in order to counter the threat of ISIS and other terrorist groups. Does the recent agreement with Turkey benefit the development in the region?


Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Migration has left an indelible mark on European history and now has become extremely diverse and complicated. How can the EU establish refugee and asylum policies which address the diverse and conflicting attitudes in the member states? How should the issue of border control be handled?


Committee on Culture and Education

What can the EU do to ensure improvements in the education and mobility of young EU citizens? Should there be a general EU education policy to ensure the same qualification standards in education and skills for those wishing to work within the EU?


Committee on Constitutional Affairs

How should the EU address the challenges arising in the aftermath of regional and national elections which have promoted populist national parties and changed political landscapes in a number of countries? How can the gap between the political elite and civil society be reduced?


Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Security

Antibiotics are an effective treatment of infections, however, their widespread use and misuse in medication and farming have contributed to increasing antibiotic resistance. This has resulted in a serious health and food safety threat. What can the EU do to deal with these problems?


Committee on Energy, Industry and Research

The severe impact of climate change, which manifests itself in rapidly changing weather patterns, a rising sea level, and more occurrences of freak weather events, has an increasing effect on our daily lives. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and are continuing to rise. How can the EU deal with these challenges after the Paris Climate Change agreement in December 2015?


Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Tax fraud and tax evasion are increasing problems for EU member states because states depend on income from taxes to function. Contributing factors to the tax evasion and fraud are e.g. lack of transparency and different tax systems between the states. What can the EU do to combat tax evasion and fraud?


Committee on Foreign Affairs

Relations between Russia and the EU are complex. Russia is the EU’s third largest trading partner, and Europe’s energy supply is largely dependent on imported Russian oil and gas. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the EU imposed economic sanctions. How should relations between the EU and Russia develop in the future?


Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Women are still not treated equally: varying pay gaps, female poverty, women's underrepresentation in decision making, sexual and reproductive health rights, trafficking and violence against women and girls. How can these issues be addressed?


Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Free movement is an essential part of the single market and a fundamental right in the EU.

How can mobility of employment seeking young EU citizens be promoted? Should they be included in the same national employment schemes as job seeking locals? Should they be entitled to the same allowances and social benefits as young citizens of that country? How can mobility measures counteract large scale youth unemployment in Europe without draining the social system of another EU country?


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