"For the second year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) offered an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to reach a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
Taking place from 5 to 7 May 2011, the simulated plenary session allowed young people to debate a specific topic with the Committee’s other “extraordinary” members – students of the same age from each of the 27 EU Member States. Around 150 students and teachers came and shared their experiences in a multicultural environment, exchanged ideas and made new friends. For them it was also a good opportunity to discover Brussels from the inside.
Meeting all these young citizens and sharing our passion for Europe with them was a real pleasure!
For further information please don't hesitate to visit the facebook page of the event."
Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice-president of the EESC