The Euroscola Project, initiated by the European Parliament in 1990, welcomes thousands of students between the ages of 16 and 18 from 27 European Union member states to spend a day in Strasbourg and experience being a member of the European Parliament. Approximately 20 Euroscola sessions are held annually in Strasbourg and approximately 10,000 students are hosted under Euroscola each year.
Parliamentary Information offices located in EU countries are responsible for the selection procedure of young people to participate in the program. In 2010, first Turkish Cypriot student group joined to the program coordinated by KTOS collaborating with European Parliament Information Office located in the south part of Cyprus. Therefore, KTOS initiated the involvement of Turkish Cypriot students representing Cyprus in EU Parliament along with the Greek Cypriot students. Through this program, the young members of the two communities in both side of the divide have opportunity to create contact with each other on a peaceful and equal ground and involve in the EU policies actively in order to understand the concept of being an EU citizen.
Euroscola is an important communication tool for the European Parliament to reach out to young people and to experience working and decision-making processes in European institutions.
Euroscola offers an immersive experience in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, allowing high-school students to learn about European integration by experiencing it first hand.
Students from the 27 EU Member States are selected to become Members of the European Parliament for one day.
They take the floor in plenary and committee sessions to debate and vote on resolutions on current affairs, all the while practising their language skills and making friends with fellow students from across Europe.
Teachers also have the opportunity to meet their colleagues and exchange feedback about their own classroom practices & experiences.