Applications: Students

29 October 2023

You have until 29.10.2023 to submit your application for the next edition of the Parlement européen des lycéens (PEL).

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PEL 2024

An ambitious project in prestigious premises

The project

Details on the main project website

Learn more about the programme of the 2024 Edition. Discover now

Important dates

Those dates are important throughout the entire application process and beyond.

September 16 - October 28, 2024

Applications from participating students

All interested students from the selected schools can now apply for the Parlement européen des lycéens 2025. The number of places available per school is determined by the Oganisation Committee according to the quantity and quality of these applications.

November 4, 2024

Proclamation of selected students

The Organisation Committee informs the participating schools and students how many places have been allocated to the school and which students have been chosen.

November 4 - 12, 2024

Submission of participant confirmation forms

The participating schools confirm the participation of the selected students and register them bindingly.

November 13 - 24, 2024

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).

November 25 - December 1, 2024

Evaluation of the follow-up forms

The Organisation Committee evaluates the follow-up forms and inform the participants about the results.

December 2, 2024 - March 26, 2025

Parlement européen des lycéens 2025

Students participate in the simulation of the European legislative process and the other parts of the PEL 2025 programme.

March 24 - 26, 2025

PEL 2025 Final Event

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Some questions that are coming up often and might interest you.

What are the requirements to be able to apply

Your school must be one of the educational institutions selected for the PEL 2024. Also, participants must have a very good knowledge of at least one of the three official project languages (German, English & French) (min. level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR) and a basic knowledge of another project language (min. level A2/B1). A language certificate is not required

When exactly does the student application phase end

The student application phase for the PEL 2024 closes on 29 October 2023 at 23:59.

I did not receive a confirmation email after submitting my application

Please contact the Candidates Unit of the Organisation Committee: [email protected] , indicating your Candidate ID.

Should I have chosen a specific subject or option at school to participate ?

We do not take into account such matters to select the participants among the candidates. Nevertheless, it remains up to your school to decide to propose, or not, candidates from a unique kind of section – class, option or speciality, for example.

How much time will I have to spend to work for the project?

We recommend approximately 1,5 to 3 hours per week. For example, in Phase One (Simulation of the European Parliament), you will have to attend meetings with the other students of your committee regularly, but you will also spend some time reflecting on new amendments.

Will I receive a certificate for my participation?

At the end of the project, the participants get a certificate that proves that they took part in the Parlement européen des lycéens. Nevertheless, this reward requires regular work from the participant and we can choose to deprive a participant of a certificate if they weren't active enough during the preparation phase.