European S(t)imulation is an innovative learning programme created by Nouvelle Europe 5 years ago. It has two different versions.
European Council S(t)imulation
The first version is the higher education student one. It was conducted in 2010 in partnership with IRENE-ESSEC, Franchement Europe and the AMAE for a public of 60 students from Sciences-Po, Paris II Assas and Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. It involved 17 Embassies, the Representation of the European Commission in France as well as 3 companies.
To learn more about this experience, have a look at the presentation of the programme and the dedicated online magazine.
You can also watch the film shot for Arte.tv!
European Parliament S(t)imulation
Created in 2008, this simulation has benefited hundreds of secondary school students, gathering them around 2 themes: energy policy and European migrations. It takes place in two steps.
A. Introduction to European issues
Two European postgraduates present during 2 hours the history of European construction, in the light of a hotly debated issue (energy or migrations).
This first step aims at explaining the functioning of European institutions and of the European Parliament in particular. Each secondary school student receives a "kit" enabling her to prepare her role of MEP in the simulation to come. This kit contains all the necessary information about European energy or migration policy in the EU, the fictional country of origin of the MEP, as well as its fictional political trend.
B. The simulation
One or two weeks later, at least 5 postgraduate students come to supervise the simulation during 2 hours. This simulation enables the secondary school students to appropriate the functioning of the EU by putting themselves in the shoes of a MEP. It is also the opportunity for them to work in team, have fun, gain a better understanding of their European citizenship, while revising their syllabus in History and Geography!