Erasmus+ 2017/18

Last week we travelled to The Netherlands in order to meet other European students and work with them about European politics. It has been a great experience.

| 17-11-2017

We, Iker Blanch, Guillem Cuadrada and Nina Renau, are three students who are taking part in an Erasmus+ project called ‘SEE & ACT’.

Last week we travelled to The Netherlands in order to meet other European students and work with them about European politics. The aim of the trip was to focusing on democracy nowadays and getting to understand how the main EU institutions work.

There we shared and discussed with the rest of students the current democratic system on which we had previously worked. We also visited the European Parliament in Belgium and The Dutch National Parliament in The Hague. Once we finished those visits, we had a complete overview of how politics works in the EU and The Netherlands. One of the relevant experiences was how much we gained by means of a role-play game (Parlamentarium) in which we had to pretend we were members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and follow some research, briefing, delivering some speeches and carrying out a decision making process on issues such as fresh water management or chipboards implants.

This experience has definitely provided us with many benefits to us all, like developing our communicative skills and our ability of being able to reach agreements with other people who may not have the same point of view as ours. We have not only improved our English and gained knowledge, but also met an amazing group of students who have now become our friends. That is why we will try to keep in touch with them and, for sure, we are looking forward to meeting them again.

Finally, we would like to point out how grateful and lucky we feel about the incredible opportunity given to us.

To all the teachers who support us, thank you so much for trusting us and for leading us on this way. As for our fellow students, we encourage them all to take part in projects like this and make the most of them; we guarantee you that the effort is worth making because the feeling of reward cannot be missed out.

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