Issues Model European Parliament Berlijn 2015

Here you can find an outline of the issues which will be studied by the several committees during the international MEP-conference 2015 in Berlin. 





Committee on Security and Defence

With the extremist self-proclaimed ISIS now controlling large parts of Iraq and Syria, which joint steps should the EU Member States take to expand their Counter-Terrorism strategy on the matter and contribute to long-term stability in the region?


Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (I)

Given the rising number of those fleeing conflicts worldwide, what coherent direction should the EU’s refugee and asylum policy pursue to account for burden-sharing amongst Member States whilst upholding humanitarian principles?


Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (II)

What measures should the EU take to guarantee the safety of its citizens and the protection of basic human rights/civil liberties such as the right to freedom of expression and speech, as well as of thought, conscience and religion?


Committee on Constitutional Affairs 

More Europe or less - What kind of reforms do we need to close the democratic gap within the EU, to bring Europe closer to its citizens and to fighting scepticism and national tendencies? Is the aim of an ever closer union still desirable or should the EU become a more flexible organisation, for example in the fields of free movement, solidarity and more rights for the national parliaments and governments?


Committee on Culture and Education 

With problems mounting in so many fields (education, unemployment, globalisation, social media) affecting the youth of today how can we empower young people to have more say in the solution and decision-making process in society with a view to enhancing active citizenship and a sense of solidarity?


Committee on Energy, Industry and Research 

With the EU’s 2030 framework for climate and energy policies being criticized as unambitious, what steps should the EU propose at the December 2015 Paris Summit to ensure the transition to a more secure and sustainable energy system while maintaining overall economic competitiveness?


Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 

What impact will TTIP have on Europe's position in the global economy and on the regulations, standards, tariffs and transparency in the EPU? To what extent should the EU TTIP states interfere with the rights of parliaments to enhance world trade?


Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

With global demand rising for agricultural products such as food, feed and fuel, how should the EU export agricultural know-how and innovation systems around the world?


Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Gender Equality in the EU in the 21st century: How could a future EU strategy considering measures to combat discrimination against LGBTIQ look like?


Committee on Employment and Social Affairs 

How should Europe cope with an ageing society and its consequent effects on the labour market? Which measures should the EU take to rejuvenate society, ensure employability of the youth and to keep the European workforce globally competitive?