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The European Institutions Simulation is a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics, taking place annually in Piraeus.

Every year, EUropa.S. brings together a significant number of highly-skilled and motivated young Europeans and gives them the superb opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the functioning of European Institutions. The project is thus completely original in the world of simulations and is already extremely popular among young Europeans from diverse backgrounds and studies spanning from Law, International Relations, Political Sciences and European Affairs to History, Media Studies, and Interpreting.

In the course of the simulation, participants debate controversial, real-life topics  and simulate EU law-making by acting as Members of the European Parliament or Members of the European Council. The simulation, however, features even more roles for participants in order to enhance its realism. More specifically, participants can also act as:(1) Journalists, who, through press conferences and interviews, cover and analyse debates in a daily newspaper and video footage; (2) Interpreters, offering professional interpreting services in the national languages of the EU using the special equipment provided by the European Parliament,(3) Crisis Team Members, affecting the negotiation procedures by altering the course of events in a way that promotes the fierce debate. It is essential to refer to the Election procedure, whereas, three candidates from the Political Groups simulated run for their group’s presidency, attempting to lure the precious votes of the remaining participants.

It goes without saying that EUropa.S. amounts to a unique learning process that focuses on the workings and dynamics of EU institutions when producing EU law. EUropa.S. is therefore an educational project that succeeds in giving participants the opportunity to develop their skills in EU law, debating and negotiations at an EU level and to understand the complexities of the EU in practice.

Consequently, the European Institutions Simulation is distinguished by its educational value, academic excellence and professionalism that render it one of the most successful and prestigious simulations in Greece. Moreover, by creating a truly European atmosphere EUropa.S. confirms each year its reputation as a contributor to the goal of European integration and to the emergence of a European identity.