The Model European Council is an event involving all 13 European Schools, in which the participating students prepare for and eagerly look forward to a week of representing different member States of the EU and debating like some of the most influential politicians in the World. This event is usually held in a city where a European School is located. However, this year was different, as it had to be adapted to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The result: the first ever MEC to be held online!
The week of MEC 2021 was constructive, pragmatic and principally successful for the experience and worldliness of all participants, especially when considering the fact that, as of now, it has been the only possible cross-school event to have been held this year.
The final speech, delivered by Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, was unequivocally worth the wait and was a truly inspiring and gratifying moment for everyone as the last constituent of this year’s MEC, and it will undoubtedly make MEC 2021 a great deal more memorable and remarkable, especially when looking back.
Authors: Dylan Benson & Meher Kalsi S6ENA
Together with our MEC Ministers for Spain & the Czech Republic
A full account of the event can be found here