Applications: schools

You have until 29.03.2021 to let us know that your institution is interested in participating in the next edition of the PEL.

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Parlement européen des lycéens (PEL)

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.

Our objective

Our goal is to make participants aware of the importance of the European Union, inform them about the functioning of its institutions and promote European values.

An ambitious initiative

We want to reach a wide audience, which is why the entire project is followed by many media.

Our future

The PEL is a project that is growing and improving year by year, whether in terms of activities, number of participants or scope of the project itself.

Important dates

January 1 - February 11, 2021

Expression of Interest

Schools that are interested in participating in the „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2021 can now inform the organization committee, in order to be taken into account in the next steps and to receive information.

School applications

All interested schools can now apply for the „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2021. For this purpose, the organization committee collects various forms and data concerning the qualifications of the persons concerned.

February 12 - March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

Proclamation of selected institutions

All applicants are informed no later than that day of the outcome of their application to participate in the PEL 2021.

Applications from participating students

All interested students from the selected schools can now apply for the „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2021. The number of places available per school is determined by the organization committee according to the quantity and quality of these applications.

February 19 - April 25, 2021

25th & 26th of April 2021

Proclamation of selected students

The organization committee informs the participating schools and students, how many places have been allocated to the school and which students have been chosen.

Processing of follow-up forms

Additional data from the selected students is required. Participants define, among other things, their PEL preferences (for example which parties they wish to represent in the simulation of the European legislative process).

April 27 - 30, 2021

May 1 - 3, 2021

Evaluation of the follow-up forms

The organization committee evaluates the follow-up forms and inform the participants about the results.

PEL 2021 Opening Event

The „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2021 begins with an event bringing together all participants, organizers and many guests in a digital conference.

May 4, 2021

May 5 - June 29, 2021

Parlement européen des lycéens 2021

Students participate in the simulation of the European legislative process and the other points of the PEL 2021 program.

PEL 2021 Closing Event

The „Parlement européen des lycéens“ 2021 ends with a plenary session bringing together all participants, organizers and many guests in a digital conference.

June 30, 2021

An ambitious project in exceptional times

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. Usually held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the PEL 2021 will take place in digital form due ti the global Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Phase 1 program:

    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.

  • Phase 2 program:

    In the second phase of the PEL 2021 the students change roles and this time attend a simulation of the Council of the EU, which aims to train the participants in international negotiations. The EU Council will focus on the directive developed in Phase 1 and will also deal with budgetary matters.

  • Phase 3 program:

    Participants will discuss the future of the European Union. During this last phase of the PEL 2021, students will be able to share their personal opinions.

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A project in continuous evolution *

10 12+

International schools

100+ 150+

Participants

4 5+

Countries involved

20+ 24+

Nationalities present

* This is a comparison between the 2019 edition and the data estimated for the 2021 edition.

Video presentation

You have until 29.03.2021 to let us know that your institution is interested in participating in the next edition of the PEL.

Open the form now