The schools of those teams who are ranked in the first places will participate in the “Euroscola” Program in Strasbourg in 2015
The Member of the European Parliament Ilhan Kyuchyuk will take part in the jury which will determine the winners in the regional competition “Euroscola” for high schools in the Kurdzhali district. The teams who are ranked in the first places will receive dates for their schools to participate in the “Euroscola” Program in Strasbourg (France) within the first six months of 2015.
Throughout the performance, the jury will assess competitors’ skills on the basis of several criteria: knowledge and interpretation of facts, skills to deduct thesis and arguments, creative thinking, presentation and communication skills, teamwork. Some of the topics which will be discussed by the participants in the regional competition in Kurdzhali will be the rights of the EU citizens, youth unemployment, opportunities for visits, trainings and jobs in the European institutions, etc.
The regional competition “Euroscola” is organised by the European Parliament Information Office in Bulgaria for high schools from the districts of Kurdzhali, Smolyan and Haskovo. Students aged 16-18 years old can participate in it. Proficiency in one of the three European working languages – English, French or German – is among the major requirements for participation of schools in the “Euroscola” Program in Strasbourg.
The aim of the “Euroscola” Program is to encourage the youngest Europeans to get acquainted with the European Parliament, to “take part” in its work through simulated sessions and even to “vote” its resolutions. Through this program, students from schools in all EU member-states will spend 1 day in the European Parliament in Strasbourg where they take part in a simulation of its work, debate and voting on matters of interest to the European Union within the “European Youth Parliament”.
During their parliamentary day in Strasbourg, about 500 European students participate in “sessions of the Commissions” and in “plenaries”, debate and vote resolutions, and the debates are held mostly in French and English. From the moment they arrive in the EP in Strasbourg, the students no longer represent their school, but become part of the multilingual working groups, encounter the diversity of the various ethnic and linguistic features. The unusual lesson of this day is in support of the European citizenship education and with the due respect of the cultural and language differences among the member-states, it contributes to the development of European consciousness.
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