Secondary Schools Model EU 2022

The 2022 Christchurch Model EU will simulate discussions taking place at the European Parliament. Participants will be assigned a European political party to represent as well as a Member State. The European Parliament is the Directly-elected EU institution with legislative, supervisory, and budgetary responsibilities.

2022 Christchurch Model EU theme:
News, Fake News and No News – Freedom of Expression and Information in the EU

European Parliament 

Delegates will assume the role of Ministers of the European Parliament (MEPs) to debate a draft directive focused on climate action. In preparation all delegates will receive an email with their respective role and suggestions on how to research their political party and countries’ position on climate change and the actions proposed in the draft directive.

Useful resources and starting points can be found in the Resources section below. 

Event details

When? 10th and 11th June 2021


  • Thursday 10th: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Friday 11th: 9.00am – 3.00pm 

Where? University of Canterbury, Christchurch 

Keynote Address: Diplomatic speaker

Questions? We'd love to hear from you!