Athens College High School Student Succeeds in Euroscola Program Competition

Athens College High School Junior, Georgios-Alexandros Melissinos, distinguished himself in the local competition, held on November 6, 2019 at Agia Paraskevi 2nd General High School, for a place in the Euroscola Program.  Placing 6th in the competition, Georgios-Alexandros will represent Atttica Regional Directorate of Education at the Euroscola Parliament session that will take place on January 23, 2020 in Strasbourg.  The Administration and Faculty Association of Athens College High School congratulate our student on his achievement!


A little about the Euroscola program
The European Parliament set up the EUROSCOLA project in 1990, giving thousands of high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 years, from all 28 European Union Member States, an opportunity to participate in an immersive experience in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  Thus, they are able to learn about European integration first hand.

Selected students get the unique opportunity to experience EU decision making in the form of a multilingual European Youth Parliament.  Each student becomes a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for one day and engages in simulation exercises of the work of MEPs.  Students take the floor in plenary and committee sessions to debate, negotiate, vote on, and adopt resolutions on current European issues.  This experience gives participants an opportunity to practice their language skills and highlights the importance of cross-cultural cooperation.  Furthermore, students are given the possibility to introduce their school and the region from which they come, thus providing for greater diversity, enriching the cultural dialogue and allowing participants to make friends with fellow students across Europe.

There are approximately 20 Euroscola sessions per year in Strasbourg, attracting 500 students per session.  The 500 participating students prepare themselves in their schools months ahead and come to Strasbourg already acquainted with the issues up for discussion.

Participation is awarded to schools making it through a national competition organized by the European Parliament Information Office in each Member State.

At the end of each session, each student is granted a certificate of participation, signed by the President of the European Parliament.