UNEXPECTED – Brexit and the future of the European Union
The EUCN in partnership with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the NCRE were happy to bring this exciting event to Auckland for the second year now!
The 2016 UK referendum to leave the European Union came as a shock to many. What does this mean for the UK? Is this a good or bad thing for the European Union and Europe? What are the implications for non-UK nationals living in the UK, and for UK nationals living in other EU Member States? What about the economies, budgets, trade, external relations,…. on both sides?
The process of the UK leaving the EU is very complex which is proven true by initial negotiations taking place now. We invited high school students to “step into the shoes” of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and negotiate a Directive to guide these discussions.
On Saturday & Sunday, 16+17 September 2017 Delegates were allocated a political party of the European Parliament (EP) and represented a Member State (MS) in a Committee. MEPs worked with members of their own parties and those with similar interests to form a position on the various issues and find the best outcomes. Debates took place in Committees on topics such as Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Economics, Trade, Foreign Affairs and Climate Change. Negotiations culminated in the Plenary Session on Sunday afternoon where MEPs worked hard to agree on the Directive.
Please find the Model EU Auckland Programme.