PEL 2023

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Session 2023

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Statistics of the PEL 2023


International schools




Countries involved


Nationalities present

Featured statistics are estimates based on the 2022 edition of the Parlement européen des lycéens (PEL)

Key themes

Learn more about the themes of the Parlement européen des lycéens 2023

Simulation of the European legislative procedure


Simulation of the Council of the EU


Personal debates

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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 2023 is scheduled to take place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 15 to 17 May 2023.

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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 2023

May 20, 2022, 10:00

Implementation of the 2023 session

The organization committee is beginning preparations for the 2023 session.

August 30, 2022, 12:00

Applications: participating schools

Interested institutions can now apply for the 2023 session.

October 1, 2022, 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 2023.

September 18, 2022, 16:00

Applications: participating students

All interested students from the selected schools can now apply for the „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2023.

November 7, 2022, 20:00

Final selection of participants

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

December 4, 2022, 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.