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Role-play EU decision-making

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Would you like to introduce your pupils to the practicalities of the EU decision-making procedures? And let them fight for the interests of their country, while bearing in mind the progress of the European project? Then you may enjoy attending the role-playing on decision-making within the EU at the site of the European Commission Representation in The Hague. It is based on the Chocolate Directive.

For 75 minutes the pupils will take their seats at the negotiating table as one of the EU Member States, the European Parliament or as an ambitious official of the European Commission, eager to see its legislative proposal on the Chocolate Directive adopted.

The pupils will be informed about the EU decision-making process. They will also experience up close how the (often complex) negotiations work in practise.

How to register?

The role-playing is free of charge and adapted to a group of about 25 individuals. For more information about the role-play please contact us by telephone on 070-3135300, or send an email to: comm-nl-den-haag(at)ec.europa.eu.

Prefer to play by yourself?

The role-playing is downloadable free of charge, so you may play it in your classroom with your pupils. The manual for teachers is included.

Practicalities:

There are two versions of the role-playing:

  • The standard version, as described above, simulating the decision-making process and focussing on EU Member States. This is intended for higher education students and for groups professionally involved with the EU, like companies, civil servants etc. It is also appropriate for pupils in the last grades of secondary school. Some knowledge of the EU is a prerequisite.

Introductory film – Role-play EU decision-making 

Role-play EU decision-making – Dutch standard

Chocolate Directive voting results in the Council

Presentation on EU decision-making

  • The extended version, with a greater emphasis on the respective roles of the Council and the European Parliament in the decision-making process. This is intended for higher education students and for groups professionally involved with the EU, like companies, civil servants etc.

Introductory film – Role-play EU decision-making

Extended versions