How well is democracy served by the UK & European parliaments? - London, 19th & 20th November 2014
Sixth-form Workshops for students in years 12 & 13
As part of Parliament Week this year the European Parliament is hosting two workshop days for 16-18 year olds to learn about the UK and European Parliaments and discuss what democracy means. The events are organised by TEAMglobal, a non-political, independent educational foundation which works with students in universities and schools.
Come and learn more about the European Parliament and UK Parliament! What do they do? How are they different? How do they serve their citizens?
Register to attend one of two full-day workshops on this subject on 19th or 20th November at Europe House in London.
The events are free to attend, but registration is essential. Lunch will be provided.
The programme includes factual content on the two parliaments, probes the democratic legitimacy of each, and lets students discuss the issues and make their own presentations to the expert panel. As an outcome of the day, students and teachers will have the chance to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg or join a trip to Brussels. Prizes will be awarded for quality contributions and follow-up.
There will also be presentations for teachers only about organising school visits to the UK and European Parliaments.
10.00 The UK Parliament, how does it work? A presentation by the UK Parliament
10.20 How democratic is the UK Parliament? Thoughts from Sarah Allen, Electoral Reform Society and Matilda Murday, Democratic Society
11.05 The European Parliament, how does it work? Millicent Scott, European Parliament Information Office in the UK
11.25 How democratic is the European Parliament? By Brendan Donnelly (Wednesday) and Martyn Bond (Thursday) European Movement
11.55 Student workshops
13.00 LUNCH TIME
13.30 Presentations by students
14.00 What can be done to make the UK and EU Parliaments more democratic? By Prof. Stephen Haseler
14.30 Questions & Discussion
15.30 Home time