On Wednesday 22nd November, two Year 13 students visited the Law Society to represent Sweden at the EU Mock Council Final.
27 other schools participated in a series of productive discussions, with the aim of producing two European Commission-sanctioned resolutions that would be voted on at the end of the day. The two resolutions were related to ERASMUS and EU citizen’s rights after Brexit.
Throughout the discussions, each country formally stated their stance on each issue and tried to compromise and negotiate with each other. Sweden was particularly concerned about how the resolution on EU citizens’ rights would be practically implemented after Brexit – since British law would be dominant not EU law (after the probable removal of the European Communities Act).
Overall the day was extremely fun, as we made lots of new friends who were also passionate about European affairs, and highly interesting, as we learnt a lot more about how actual EU discussions take place and the intricate role of various EU bodies, such as the Commission and the Council.
Ysabel, Year 13