Issues Model European Parliament Toledo/Madrid 2018

Here you can find an outline of the issues which will be studied by the several committees during the international MEP-conference 2018 in Toledo/Madrid.





Economic and Monetary Affairs I

The issue of taking action against tax injustice: in the light of the Panama Papers leaks, what measures should the EU take to prevent and combat cross-border individual tax evasion?


Industry, Research and Energy

The question of online piracy: With an ever-increasing stream of illegal downloads available online, how can the EU effectively target those at fault in order to reduce the number of illegal downloads?


Constitutional Affairs

The question of e-voting and youth voter turn-out: e-European Parliament Elections 2019: how can the EU fully utilize the technology available in order to achieve a high rate of youth voter turnout and ensure that the electorate is well-informed.


Security and Defence

The issue of military integration of Europe. Should the European Union head for building its own military structures, or should it opt for the umbrella of the NATO? How can Europe defend itself against the threats to peace coming from terrorism, totalitarian and dictator states, as well as any political and military pressure? Which of the two military alliances – or others - will be convenient for other European states to get on with?


Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

The issue of gender equality in the workplace: Given that economic and societal inequality remains between men and women despite legislative measures and promotional work, what further steps can the EU take to reach gender equality in the workplace?


Economic and Monetary Affairs II

The issue of crypto currencies: The fast expansion of digital technologies has contributed to the boom of crypto currencies over the past years. Taking into account the involvement of virtual money in cyber attacks and illegal transactions, how and to what extent should the EU legislate currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and IOTA?



The issue a new Aid Architecture: in the wake of the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, how can the EU rethink its humanitarian assistance policy to ensure that it supports longer-term development while also meeting the needs of the ever changing landscape of emergencies?


Culture and Education

The question of innovation in education: How can the EU ensure the adoption of innovative teaching methods and pedagogical approaches? What challenges are the European education systems facing and what role should the EU play in homogenising educational quality across member states? Are European universities providing courses that prepare European students to compete in an increasingly mechanised future.


Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

The question of a European Medicine Market. Over the years, several innovative medicines have been introduced to the European pharmaceutical market. Although these new medicines have a positive effect on public health, the progress of healthcare also has some downsides. Due to high prices, medicines are not accessible for all EU-citizens and ‘cherry picking’ appears by the pharmaceutical industry. What should the EU do to guarantee affordable and therefore equally accessible medicines for all EU-citizens? Should the EU end this inequality through an intervention in medicine prices?


Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

The question of future legislation of autonomous technologies: With self-driving cars looking set to become reality on EU roads due to rapid advancements in autonomous technologies, how should the EU regulate this new industry, and what precedent should it set for future legislation on robotics?


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