Model European Parliament

A simulation of European Parliament

13.04 - 20.04

Tallinn, Estonia

About MEP

For the 59th session, young people from all over Europe come together to Tallinn to discuss 10 important issues within the framework of the European Parliament. This session celebrates 30 years of international MEP.

The Model European Parliament is a leadership programme for youths in the 27 EU member states, in candidate and applicant as well as guest countries.
The aim of the MEP is to educate young people at high school level about European integration and cooperation, and to develop their understanding of common issues as well as provide them with knowledge about EU institutions. The programme develops political awareness and an understanding for Europe’s cultural diversity.

Participating countries

Access the session booklet

Committee topics

AFET: The question of rebuilding Ukraine

LIBE/JURI: The question of making democratic processes such as voting procedures more accessible

In the midst of war, Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union in June of 2022. Some member states have already picked out oblasts to rebuild. How and when should the EU member states contribute to rebuilding Ukraine? Confirmed guest(s): Mr Urmas Reinsalu and H.E. Maksym Kononenko Location: Ukrainian School of Freedom and Tallinn English College

Current voting procedures may hinder participation due to logistical challenges, limited access, and lack of inclusivity. This committee focuses more specifically on logistical challenges of voting procedures, for example countries having a large diaspora, and the implementation of e-voting to help make voting procedures more efficient. E-voting promises convenience and wider participation, but concerns over security, accessibility, and trustworthiness persist. What measures are to be taken to ensure accessibility while keeping in mind safety?

ECON/DEVE: The question of improving the rate of economic growth in the European manufacturing sector

CULT: The question of handling the Europe-wide teacher shortages

Global economy has been under a lot of stress in recent years. Covid forced governments to take out loans, which was the first prerequisite for high inflation and economic downfall. Even though Covid had an effect of redesigning the global supply chains, moving the manufacturing back to Europe, the European manufacturers are still facing problems. What measures need to be taken to support them? How to ensure that manufacturing processes are climate-friendly and sustainable?

Many of the member states are combating the issue of teacher shortages. By 2025, Germany will be short of 25 000 teachers and Portugal of 30 000 teachers. One of the stress factors on the educational system is the high average age of teachers. How to ensure that the students get a high-quality education when we are short of teachers? How to make the teaching profession more attractive to the youth?

JURI/LIBE: The question of ensuring press freedom with the raising trend of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP cases)

SEDE: The question of handling surging cyber security risks

Press freedom has been brought to a tipping point by SLAPP cases. Journalists who have been hit with a SLAPP case, have expressed that this makes them afraid to publish important stories. How can the legislators ensure that the press can be free to publish the stories without being afraid of lawsuits and at the same time ensure that the press won’t have the freedom to ruin somebody’s reputation with no consequences

The ongoing war does not only affect security in the physical domains but also in the internet domain, where every citizen is on the frontline. Cyber attacks targeting EU countries have four-folded since the start of the UA-RU war. How can the member states build up their cyber resilience?

FEMM: The question of online harassment and abuse on women and girls

INTA/AFET: The question of the investment relations between EU and China

The rise of the internet and social media has exposed women and girls to increased online harassment and abuse, negatively impacting their well-being and digital participation. How should gender-based attitudes be changed for a safer online space for women and girls? What kind of regulations are needed?

The economic ties between the EU and China have grown significantly, but concerns arise over investment practices, market access, and geopolitical tensions. Increased investments benefit both economies but raise questions about fair trade practices and reciprocity. Political differences and strategic interests complicate economic relations, leading to potential friction. How should the EU further develop its investment relations with China?

TRAN/ENVI: The question of reducing the CO2 emissions from the transportation sector

AGRI: The question of accelerating the adoption of smart farming principles

Almost a quarter of the EU’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the transportation sector. The demand for micro-mobility is only rising. What measures need to be taken to reduce the emissions in transportation? How to ensure that our urban planning supports greener transportation?​

Digitalisation is a megatrend that is believed to boost up the economy. Adopting smart farming solutions and principles will significantly bring down the amount of resources needed for production. How can the agricultural sector go along with this megatrend? What do the farmers need to go along with this trend faster?

The organisers

The initiators of the Model Estonia Foundation are a group of people who grew out of their participation in the Model European Parliament and the Model Europe Union programmes. Although participation broadened our horizons in limited ways, it is the like-minded acquaintances and friends we made at these events and the new opportunities that came to us through these contacts that we value most.

The team

Anita Algus

The Head Organiser of the 59th iMEP session

+372 58984270

Kätriin Pruul

Teachers’ Coordinator, Model Estonia Foundation Board Member

+372 5197 4863

The supporters of the 59th iMEP



Departure from the accommodation sites


Breakfast at Tallinn Secondary School of Science

Address: Estonia pst 6


Breakfast meeting for the CPs and Presidency


Team building


Lunch at Tallinn Secondary School of Science


Committee meetings


Dinner at Tallinn Secondary School of Science


European Parliament elections candidates’ debate


Scavenger hunt for the delegates


Departure from the accommodation sites


Breakfast at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Meetup at the Russian Theatre

Address: Vabaduse väljak 5


The opening ceremony

Group photo at 10.00

H.E. Prime Minister of Estonia, K. Kallas

H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Tsahkna

MEP Mrs. M. Kaljurand

Mr G. Oehl, Chairman of the MEP Europe Board

Ms E. Kruusmäe, President of the 59th International MEP session


Committee meetings at the ministries

Various locations, see page 14-17 for details.


Lunch at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Committee meetings (guests at the committees from 14.15 to 15.45)


Dinner at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Embassy Visits on Cinema Screening at Kino Sõprus

Address: Vana-Posti 8


Departure from the accommodation sites


Breakfast at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Committee meetings


Lunch at F-Hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a

AFET, SEDE, INTA/AFET, LIBE/JURI, and TRAN/ENVI from 12.15 to 13.15

ECON/DEVE, CULT, AGRI, JURI/LIBE and PRESS from 13.15 to 14.15


Committee meetings (resolutions must be ready by 15.00)


Press conference for delegates (16.30-17.30)

At the Tallinn English College (Estonia pst 10)


Dinner at F-Hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a

AFET, SEDE, INTA/AFET, LIBE/JURI, and TRAN/ENVI from 18.00 to 19.00

Teachers, ECON/DEVE, CULT, AGRI, JURI/LIBE and PRESS from 19.00 to 20.00


Embassy visits or free time


Breakfast at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Masterclasses at Ülemiste City


Free time, entertainment team organises a city guide

The guide will be shared with you via info letter during the session.


Late lunch and delegation meetings at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Lobbying at Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

Address: Toompea 8b


Karaoke night and snacks at F-hoone

Address: Telliskivi 60a


Breakfast at the hostels (breakfast packages)


Entrance and seating of the GA at the Tallinn University

Address: Narva mnt 25




Resolution no 1


Resolution no 2


Lunch break


Resolution no 3


Resolution no 4


Coffee break


Resolution no 5


Dinner and cultural night at the Tallinn University


Breakfast at the hostels (breakfast packages)


Entrance and seating of the GA

Address: Narva mnt 25


Resolution no 6


Resolution no 7


Coffee break


Resolution no 8




Resolution no 9


Resolution no 10


Closing ceremony & pictures


Departure to the Manor Party by buses


Farewell party at Saku Manor




Buses back to the city;

delegations must leave together with their teacher