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Role Play Game for schools

Step into the shoes of a Member of the European Parliament
 


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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 18+ 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.

Centre is closed on:
1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December

Booking

Owing to high demand, please book the Role-Play Game at least 4 months in advance.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Arrival

The European Parliament has a new welcome point in Rue d’Ardenne. The Atrium is the ideal place to get your bearings and take a moment to relax before visiting the Hemicycle, the Parlamentarium or the House of European History.

Security

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.

Facilities

The Parlamentarium has lockers, a gift shop, toilets and a café with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.

 

AGENDA BRUSSELS

THE 28 IN YOUR PLATE

Brussels
22-06-2016

Esplanade Solidarność

PLENARY SESSION

Brussels
Wed Feb 24 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Feb 25 00:00:00 CET 2016
Wed Apr 27 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Apr 28 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Wed May 25 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu May 26 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jun 23 00:00:00 CEST 2016
Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 CET 2016
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 CET 2017
Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Mar 02 00:00:00 CET 2017
Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Apr 27 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Wed May 31 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 CEST 2017
Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 CET 2017

Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
Other

GETTING THERE

ROLE PLAY GAME
(Parlamentarium)
Willy Brandt Building
Rue Wiertz 60/ Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Brussels
Belgium

Train

Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Belgian Railways

Bus

Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament.
Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Metro

The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.

Public transport in Brussels

Atrium welcome point

The Atrium entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.

CONTACTS

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