Issues Model European Parliament Parijs/Straatsburg 2019

Here you can find an outline of the issues which will be studied by the several committees during the international MEP-conference 2019 in Paris/Strasbourg.





Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

The sea as an opportunity for the EU.

The sea is considered an opportunity of economic growth for the EU since it provides millions of jobs and added value worth hundreds of billions of euros. What are possible instruments and actions for further development of the Blue Economy concerning sustainable economy, transport, trade, tourism, ports and fishing?


Employment and Social Affairs (I) (EMPL I)

The question of youth unemployment and free movement in the single market.

Today many EU member states are faced with youth unemployment. About 22% of all 15- to 25-year-old EU citizens are so-called `NEETs´, resulting in numerous social and economic issues. How can mobility of employment seeking young EU citizens be promoted? How can mobility measures counteract large scale youth unemployment in Europe without draining the social system of another EU country?


Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)

The question of empowerment of civil society and active participation.

Across Europe there are divisions between groups based on age, race, gender and faith. How might these divisions be overcome, and in what ways can particularly young people be educated to become active citizens and have more say on the solution and decision-making processes in their societies and in the EU heading towards the European elections in 2019. Which constitutional reform could be considered in order to give a new breath of life to Europe with regard to its original principles?


Security and Defence (AFET/SEDE)

The question of nuclear disarmament.

In times of rising nuclear armament threatening to destabilise global peace, the role of the EU as a leading peace negotiator has become increasingly important. How can the EU encourage nuclear disarmament of both international superpowers and its member states while also supporting global initiatives to restrict the production, possession, and utilisation of nuclear weapons? How can the EU assert its global influence as a pioneer of a more peaceful future while also encouraging other nations to follow its lead?


Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

The question of gender equality on the job market.

With slow progress in achieving gender parity across Europe in both political positions and the private sector, what is the role of women in perpetuating inequality in the workplace? To what extent should EU member states and candidate countries take more radical action in order to unlock the full potential of Europe’s female labour force?


Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

The question of interfaith dialogue in Europe.

With tensions between various religious groups, and current events highlighting violence and discrimination against certain religions, how can the EU foster the integration of religious groups in a diverse European society and promote interfaith dialogue? Which place should be attributed to religious symbols in public life.


International Trade (INTA)

The issue of fair trade between the EU and China.

Which measures can the EU take to achieve a fair trade partnership with China? How can the EU deal with the growing influence of China on the development of individual Member States and candidate countries?


Culture and Education (CULT)

The question of digital technologies in a future European education system.

Which place should be given to teacher-student work relations in a policy using digital technology in a homogenising European education system? How to balance the complementarity of live and online courses? How should we supervise the use of the Internet and technological devices noting their impact on both the students’ health and performance?


Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

The question of mass urbanization, transport and sustainable development.

How to approach the issue of eco-citizenship? Which measures should be taken in order to involve citizens in sustainable development? Which future should be given to smart cities and smart transport at a broader scale in the EU?


Employment and Social Affairs (II) (EMPL II)

The question of an aging society.

How should the European Union approach a future with an aging population, where the percentage of the people at an employment age is decreasing? What solutions could be used to make sure that there is a reasonable balance between social rights and a sustainable economy?


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