Hugh Perrette, Marcela Gonzalez and Patrick Junghenn of 11th class did a great job representing St. Kilian’s at the Model European Council Debate in Dublin Castle on 1st March 2016. They were given the task of representing Denmark and its Ministry of Home Affairs on the controversial issue of European migration. 28 secondary schools participated in this prestigious event which was a fantastic experience for our students. Some great ideas and suggestions were brought forward and explored.
The Model Council is designed as a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union. Each school takes on the role of one of the 28 EU Member States. This year’s debate was based on a mock European Commission proposal to support Italy and Greece, by relocating migrants in need of international protection to other EU Member States. Schools were asked to adopt a stance either in favour or against the proposal and were encouraged to research and to adopt the official position of the assigned Member State.
More information on this EU event is available here.