Annual debate for secondary schools in Ireland
- EU institution
- Dublin 2, Ireland
- Dublin City HallDame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Model Council of the EU debate is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union.
Each of the 27 EU Member States is represented by a team of two students from a secondary school.
The theme of the 2023 debate is Energy.
Students will debate a mock legislative proposal to set the EU renewable target to 45% by 2030.
Participating schools have been encouraged to research and adopt the 'real life' position of the assigned Member State.
Following a welcome from the Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, Barbara Nolan, the event will be opened by Maria Walsh MEP, Midlands-North-West.
Martina Fitzgerald, CEO of Scale Ireland and former RTÉ political correspondent will chair the debate.
The debate judges are:
- Noelle O’Connell, CEO of European Movement Ireland,
- Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication at Eurofound: the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
- Seán Murphy, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, ESB.
The winning team will win a Euroscola trip to Strasbourg in autumn 2023, where they will become an ‘MEP for a day’. This prize is sponsored by the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and will be presented by Maria Walsh, MEP for the Midlands-North West constituency.
This event is not streamed live but will be available to view on our YouTube channel at a later date.
If you have any queries about this event please contact: Nicola.Clavin@ec.europa.eu