MEU Albania 2013

October 27th, 2013

MEU Albania 2013

MEU Albania 2013

A group of 3 students, Ms. Aleda Kushta, Ms. Arlinda Troshani and Ms. Sidita Reshketa from Banking and Finance Department and Economics Department participated at Model European Union, held in Tirana, on October 15-20, 2013.

MEU ALBANIA is an event organized and supported by JEF Albania, one of the most well- known groups which support the young students. Model European Union is a stimulating event on what happens in the real European Union Parliament and Consilium. It stimulates group work and especially great engagement to the topics discussed.

Most interesting part was the participation of foreign students, who were coming from Kosovo, Greek, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and other European Countries.

The event continued for 5 days, where the participants played the roles of Minister of Member States of EU, European Parliament MEPs, EU Commissioner and journalists. The first day was the introduction and getting to know each other day. The participants were introduced with what was going to happen during the event, what were the two directives and finish the First Reading of the proposals. The second day and the third day were the proposal of the amendments for the first directive. The two last days were held in the Plenary Room of the Albanian Parliament, where the chair Mr. Ilir Meta and ambassador of European Union for Albania Mr. Ettore Sequi, held a speech on what is Europe for Albania and what are the challenges that the youth is facing. The two last days were great experience for all the participants because it was the first time that this organization was such news on the media, and was such a concern for the chair of Albanian Parliament. At the end of the last day the directives were voted and only one of them was approved.

This international organization needs a lot of work, but at the end it is valuable. The participant that participated all the sessions was awarded with a certificate signed by the chairs of MEU Albanian 2013, Albanian Parliament representative and the president of JEF for Albania.