Wellington Model EU 2022

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

2022 Wellington Model EU theme:
EU Climate Action and Consumerism

European Parliament 

Delegates will assume the role of Members 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.

Watch our 2021 Model EU event video

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

Event details

When? 9th and 10th August 2022

Timing? TBA

Where? Parliament, Wellington

Keynote Address: Diplomatic speaker

Health and Safety

Welfare and Emergencies:

  • UC staff and supporting students are very happy to assist you. If you have any concerns, please approach one of us and we will do our best to help
  • We have a H&S Form template available for any teachers that wish to utilise it – please contact sabine.chartschenko@canterbury.ac.nz for this


Model EU Booklet 2022: here

Participants will also be emailed a copy of the student handbook, and provided with hardcopies on day one of the event

Teacher Professional Development

Why talk about Climate Action & Consumerism?

Why attend a Model EU event?

The EU and Europe do not feature prominently in New Zealand media and school curriculum despite its strong impact and influence on this part of the world. The “EU in Schools” project encourages incorporation of EU content into the curriculum by engaging secondary students and teachers in EU Studies.

The project organises Model EU training and simulations for high school students and Professional Learning Development (PLD) workshops for teachers. The Model EU training and simulation events provide students with practical, hands-on experience of the EU’s processes and challenges. Participants are introduced to the EU, its governance and the event subject through interactive and self-directed learning. Themes are relevant to young people and relate to current developments in the EU.

For more information on upcoming events keep an eye on our Events and Opportunities Page or scroll on to see what happened at past Model EU events.

With the help of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the EUCN and NCRE  in partnership with the Aotearoa Social Studies Association and hosting partners, we are pleased to offer Model EU Simulation events as well as Professional Learning Development Workshops for Teachers across New Zealand.

What is a Model EU event?

The EUCN in partnership with the NCRE and the EU Delegation to New Zealand are pleased to offer Model EU Training and Simulation events to high school students across New Zealand. Students assume the roles of ‘Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)’, representing  a political party and a Member State (MS) country. Delegates then work with members of their own party and those with similar interests to form a position on the various issues and find the best outcome to dealing with the crisis. Debate takes place in Committee session over 2 days and culminates in a Plenary Session at the end of the second day when Delegates attempt to accept a new Directive.

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