A group of 24 students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary visited MEUSAC and Europe Direct Valletta on Friday, 14 December. The visit was part of a Euroscola project and in preparation for a visit by the students to the European Parliament in Strasbourg next year.
The students were given a presentation on the European Union, its institutions and how they work. A discussion also ensued on major topics for the EU and its citizens such as migration, the environment and benefits of EU membership.
Given that the students will be voting for the first time for the European elections in May next year, officials explained in depth the work of the European Parliament, and the ‘thistimeimvoting.eu’ campaign to encourage students to subscribe to the campaign website.
Students were also given EU publications for reference in their studies.