Since 1994, an international session of the Model European Parliament has been held twice a year in a different European country. This pattern was broken earlier this year when MEP Stockholm had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However Covid -19 didn’t bring the organizers and participant’s willingness to a halt.
Using different virtual platforms and applications, delegates were able to work in committees to draft and lobby for their resolutions which led its way to the General Assembly; to defend and vote for 8 different resolutions.
A social programme was also included so that the delegates would still be able to enjoy a ‘MEP experience’.
The Swedish theme was not abandoned and one of the highlights of the social programme was a model Eurovision song contest where each country presented their rendition of an Abba song.
Malta was represented by Mariah Zammit, Chloe Cauchi, Hailey Ciantar, Daniela Marotta and Sam Delia who embarked on this adventure as if online MEP conferences have always been the order of the day. Agenzija Zghazagh was able to host the 5 delegates at the Youth Village – St. Venera while still respecting the current health regulations.
All eyes down on Romania, as it is next in line to host the 53rd international session.