Of course, we were facing a big challenge when
organizing such a big event like the international
session of the Model European Parliament. Will the organization run smoothly? Will the delegates like the activities? Will everybody take part in the discussions? The positive feedback in the evaluation sheets, however, shows that we managed to meet the challenges. We certainly offered a lot of different and surprising ideas to the 180 delegates from 27 EU-Member States and candidate countries to consider.
The event started with the opening ceremony in the town hall with speeches by Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe, the Ambassador of Luxembourg Georges Santer, the European Woman of the Year Linn Selle, the alumnus Andreas Sowa, and the Director of European Affairs of the City of Berlin Maria-Luise Löper. A new European anthem was performed by the Berlin singer Yansn and her rap-AG. The “free day” was fi lled with a lot of new elements: a boat trip on the river Spree including the lobbying, the blue-balloon action ”High-Noon for Europe“ in front of the Brandenburg Gate and a fishbowl discussion....