The application period is open from 15th December 2012 until 11th February 2013.
In order to successfully complete your application, you must:
- Fill out the Application form
- Write a short motivation letter (250 worlds ±10%)
- Answer ONE essay question (500 words ±10%, no endnotes)
- Upload any document required for your application
Please read the notes of guidance carefully before starting your application.
Notes of guidance
This document is the official application for the simulation entitled “Model European Union 2013” (MEU 2013) that will take place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg between 20 and 27 April 2013.
In order to participate, you need to have your application submitted and accepted, be able to cover your travel costs both to and from Strasbourg and pay the participation fee. The participation fee covers the accommodation in Strasbourg as well as meals, social events and transportation within the city.
Anyone holding a valid short-term or long-term residence permit in one of the following states is eligible to apply: all 27 European Union member states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Turkey and Croatia.
Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years of age.
All fields in the application form MUST BE filled in British English, the official language of MEU2013.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation.
As stated previously, essays MUST be written in English. We strongly advise that you keep a copy of your essay after submitting your application. Note that, because of anti-plagiarism procedures, two identical essays from two different applicants will disqualify them.Application with no essays or essays on a different topic that those proposed will be automatically rejected.
You must choose one of the following essay questions:
1.Assess whether a single market for online music would help to reduce music piracy
2.How difficult will it be for Croatia to implement the EU’s Community acquis domestically?
3.Would EU membership be beneficial for the Western Balkan region?
4.Would Member States benefit from a two-speed Europe?
You may pick up from the following roles. Please note that you may apply for maximum of two roles. You have to submit a motivation letter for your 1st and 2nd choice as well.
- Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
- Minister of the Council of the European Union
- Journalist, Photojournalist, Videojournalist
- Interpreter (only 1st choice)
Once you’ve selected your position, different boxes will pop up. These are:
- Member of the European Parliament: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae. You may also indicate whether you would be interested in becoming faction secretary for the pre-conference period or a member of the Croatian Delegation.
- Minister of the Council of the European Union: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae.
- Lobbyist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae, position paper on topic:
- Imagine yourself being a representative of a citizens initiative either in favor of or against increased environmental protection.
Write a one paged position paper with your arguments to support your cause. The aim of this task is to evaluate your skills in gathering information and presenting it in a proper way, both crucial for the work of a lobbyist. Therefore, font and fontsize, as well as the overall design of your paper, is totally up to you.
- Journalist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae, one broadsheet article (500 words ±10%), one tabloid article (500 words ±10%) on topic:
•Croatia to become the EU’s 28th Member State
•ACTA rejected in the European Parliament
Please only take the topics as a guide - you can take certain aspects of the topics and write about it that way (Croatian examples: Croatia’s referendum or why it’s positive/negative for Croatia to be a new member, or a viewpoint from certain politicians or countries!) Use articles published on the Internet to help you find information and quotes that you could use - as well as how to format your article (newspaper websites and national news sites are the best places to try!) One article must be tabloid format and the other broadsheet - please make this known by writing which type it is on your article - preferably next to the headline! Please note that there is no need to post a photo for your articles. If you do get accepted as a journalist for the simulation, your articles may be used in the pre-conference newspaper.
- Photojournalist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae, 10 picture portfolio
- Videojournalist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation letter (250 words ±10%), Curriculum Vitae, video sample (1min 30sec).
- Interpreter: motivation letter (minimum of 500 words-maximum of 1000 words), 2 reference letters (1 for EN = active language and 1 for EN = passive language), Curriculum Vitae.
Please note that if you apply to two roles demanding an essay each, you will have to write ONE essay ONLY. If the two roles you selected require a motivation letter each, you will have to write TWO motivation letters.
Before submitting your application, you ought to agree with the Terms and Conditions.
4. File upload
You may upload up to 8MB in total. If you encounter any error, upload a smaller file or contact the Head of Delegate Coordination via e-mail.