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Secondary school students can take a crash course in European lawmaking as they negotiate new legislation for the European Union.
The Role-Play Game is designed for groups of secondary school students aged from 14 to 16 and takes place at the Parlamentarium in Brussels.
Divided into imaginary political groups, students become Members of the European Parliament and learn to negotiate between themselves to build the future they want. Players must work together and make difficult decisions as they tackle issues such as water scarcity and the implications of technological advances.
The Role-Play Game aims to show how EU legislation is created, from consulting interest groups and forming alliances to negotiating with other institutions and speaking to the media.
The Role-Play Game lasts about 2 ½ hours and is free of charge. Games are held once on Monday afternoons, three times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and twice on Thursdays and Fridays. Groups should consist of a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 32 students.
Owing to high demand, please book the Role-Play Game at least 4 months in advance.
Although identity documents are not compulsory to access the building, we advise you to bring them with you.
All visitors and bags are subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.
Photography and filming are permitted inside the visitors’ area, although they are prohibited in the security area.
The Parlamentarium has lockers, a gift shop, toilets and a café with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.
ROLE PLAY GAME
Willy Brandt Building
Rue Wiertz 60/ Wiertzstraat 60
Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament.
Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.Public transport in Brussels
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