To start with, students were asked to form working groups and to come up with policy proposals on different topics, which were then handed over to members of the European Parliament for the selection process. Starting from February, students participated in periodic online meetings together with experts in order to learn more about their assigned topics. Key subjects included the sustainable handling of groceries, digital transformation, mental health and the European Year of Skills. At the beginning of June, 200 students from 28 countries travelled to Strasbourg with their drafts, which were then turned into concrete proposals and handed over to members of the European Parliament. Furthermore, the students were actively involved in panel discussions allowing them to exchange their experiences and expectations.
The European Student Assembly 2023 was a great opportunity for young people to develop a personal network across Europe and to actively shape the future. The students gained valuable insight into the work of the European Parliament and a lot of experience in dealing with current and important challenges at an international and interdisciplinary level.
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Sandrina Gasser, BA MA
Internationale Beziehungen und interuniversitäre Zusammenarbeit
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