PEL 2022

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Session 2022

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Statistics of the PEL 2022


International schools




Countries involved


Nationalities present

Key themes

Learn more about the themes of the Parlement européen des lycéens 2022

Simulation of the European legislative procedure

Artificial intelligence

Strengthening Europe's competitiveness

Renewable energies and energy policy

European foreign policy (resolution)

Simulation of the Council of the EU

Digital Markets Act

Personal debates

  1. Europäischer Mindestlohn ‐ Sollten Arbeitnehmer EU‐weit einen einheitlichen Mindestlohn bekommen?

  2. Climate change – the biggest threat of the 21st century?

  3. Europäische Sozialunion – Sollte die Europäische Union eine Sozialunion werden?

  4. Federalisation of the European Union – the logical next step?

  5. Protection civile européenne – un problème de communication ou de compétences ?

  6. Digital euro – a digital euro for the digital era?

  7. Europäisches Einstimmigkeitsprinzip – Notwendig oder zur Reform bereit?

  8. Transformation numérique ‐ Shaping Europe's digital future

  9. Europäische Verteidigungsunion – Zukunftssicherung oder unrealistische Utopie?

  10. Wettbewerbsaufsicht – schärfere Regulierungen in der EU?

  11. Disinformation – EU‐wide minimum standards to address threats to media independence?

  12. Marché du travail – prêt pour l’Europe du 21ème siècle ?

  13. Réforme des formes juridiques – introduire de nouvelles formes plus accessibles ?

  14. Education – Education as an opportunity for the European integration process?

  15. Politique étrangère européenne – renforcer le Service européen pour l’action extérieure (SEAE) ?

  16. Processus d’élargissement de l‘UE – le temps est‐il venu ?

  17. Éducation civique – une jeunesse plus active dans la politique

  18. Santé ‐ un avenir plus sain pour les Européens

Final Event Opening Panel

Strasbourg, 12 May 2022

Download the programme PEL 2022 Final Event


Call for applications - PEL 2022

An ambitious project in exceptional times

The Parlement européen des lycéens (PEL) is a project bringing together high school students from all over Europe, encouraging them to reflect upon the future of the European Union, to discover the functioning of the European institutions, to debate on international issues, and to propose solutions to European challenges. The final event of the PEL 2022 took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 11 to 13 May 2022.

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  • Phase 1 programme:

    The participants simulate the legislative process of the European Union. Each pupil is placed in one of the political parties of the European Parliament and represents it during the plenary sessions. Multiple themes are chosen beforehand and law proposals for simulated european directives are written. Each party 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.

  • Phase 2 programme:

    In the second phase of the PEL the students change roles and attend a simulation of the Council of the European Union, which aims to train the participants in international negotiations from the point of view of the Member States. Each participating school is representing a Member State and prepares an opening statement for the plenary session as well as an amendment to a proposed european directive.

  • Phase 3 programme:

    The participants are split into small and discuss the future of the European Union. During this last phase of the PEL they can share their personal opinions.

Timeline of the PEL 2022

July 1, 2021, 10:00

Implementation of the 2022 session

The organization committee is beginning preparations for the 2022 session.

August 30, 2021, 12:00

Applications: participating schools

Interested institutions can now apply for the 2022 session.

September 30, 2021, 20:00

Proclamation of selected institutions

All applicants are informed no later than that day of the outcome of their application to participate in the PEL 2022.

September 6, 2021, 16:00

Applications: participating students

All interested students from the selected schools can now apply for the „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2022.

October 31, 2021, 20:00

Final selection of participants

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

November 8, 2021, 23:00

Repartition of the participants

After indicating their choices in a form, the participants were divided into different thematic groups for the different simulations.