PEL 2019

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Session 2019

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Statistics of the PEL 2019


International schools




Countries involved


Nationalities present

Key themes

Learn more about the themes of the Parlement européen des lycéens 2019

Simulation of the European legislative procedure


Tax system


Simulation of the Council of the EU

Should we accept same-sex marriages and accept adoption for atypical couples?

Personal debates

  1. Brexit: Wich consequences for the European Union ?

  2. Building a political Europe: Which model to choose? Which organs?

  3. Women / Men quotas : How to reinforce gender equality in governance and firms?

  4. Inclusion : how to help include persons with disabilities?

  5. Alternative medicin : how to harmonize european regulations (recognized prescription list / taking care of pharmaceuticals)

  6. Environment: How to accelerate ecological mutation (green funds, free public transport, ...) ?

  7. Which measures to take regarding article 13/17 ?

  8. Unemployment insurance : must we create an european unemployment insurance ? Which form would it take ?

  9. Which future for european students in UK ? Which system could we set up to facilitate tuiton fees reimboursement ?

  10. Should we legalise cannabis in european countries ?

An ambitious project in prestigious premises

The PEL is an event bringing together high school students from all over Europe to encourage them to think about future issues, to discuss them, and to propose solutions. After having taken place in the premises of the National Assembly in Paris in previous years, the final event of the PEL 2019 took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 16 to 17 May 2019.

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  • Programme of the first day:

    The students simulate a legislative process. Each pupil will be placed in one of the political parties of the European Parliament which he will have to represent during the plenary session. A precise theme will be chosen beforehand and a law proposal for the simulated European directive will be written. Each party then has the opportunity to present various amendments with the aim of subsequently obtaining a majority vote. Preparatory work is expected in advance within the parties in order to be able to defend the proposed amendments and to facilitate possible alliances with other parties.

  • Programme of the second day:

    The second day will be composed of discussions and debates in small groups. There will be a variety of topics, all of which are related to EU policies. During this phase of the project, each student can fully express his own political opinion and thus share his political knowledge. The aim of this second day is for participants to improve their ability to debate as well as their reasoning skills and their knowledge of European politics. There will also be a simulation of the Council of the European Union that aims to train participants in international negotiations.


Call for applications - PEL 2019

Download the programme Final event PEL 2019

Timeline of the PEL 2019

June 1, 2018, 08:00

Implementation of the project

First meeting of the organizing committee of the 2019 session.

September 25, 2018, 08:00

Invitation of the participating schools

10 international high schools have been selected for participation in the PEL 2019.

October 15, 2018, 08:00

Recruitment of participants

Students can now apply for the PEL 2019.

December 16, 2018, 14:00

Final selection of participants

All participants have been selected & are contacted by the organization committee.

January 12, 2019, 10:00

Publication of themes & working papers

The themes of the 2019 session are broadcast.

January 14, 2019, 10:00

Opening of the management panel

The specially designed panel for PEL participants is open.

May 15, 2019, 16:00

Arrival of participants in Strasbourg

All participants arrive the day before the first day of the final event.

May 16, 2019, 08:00

Final event - Day 1

The final event takes place in the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

May 17, 2019, 08:00

Final event - Day 2

The final event takes place in the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.