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The JEEP is an international project of European Jesuit schools that, through the simulation of the work of the European Parliament, promotes the European awareness of our students and gives them the opportunity to participate in formal debates using English as a language of communication. However, they are learning to put into practice the processes of a democratic system.
The Jesuit European Educational Project (JEEP) is a simulation exercise of the European Parliament. The basic idea is that each school delegates 8 students and accompanying teacher to a JEEP session. Each student has to choose a specific committee (Health, Environment, Political, Media, etc), and each committee has to deal with a particular issue: something that might have to be discussed in the European Parliament as well.
In the months before the actual JEEP session, the students of the participating schools collect information on the committee subjects, and they can of course also exchange information and points of view via e-mail.
This year the commitees and the topics are:
1. Foreign Affairs: The question of the internal and external security of the European Union.
2. Women's Rights and Gender Equality: The issue of discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality.
3. Culture and Education: The Prevention of radicalization.
4. Environment, Public Health, Food Safety: Mental Health.
5. Employment and Social Affairs: Young unemployment in Europe.
6. Commission Constitutional Affairs: The question on the Future of the European Project.
7. Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety: The issue on the circulation of recyclable waste.
8. Committee on Industry, Research and Energy: The issue of nuclear energy as an alternative in the energy transition.
The JEEP objectives are to promote friendships among the students and teachers of the participating schools; to enhance European awareness and identity; and allow students to use the tools of democracy (exchanging views, respecting each other’s opinions and national differences, trying to reach a consensus in the form of a resolution).
PARTICIPATING JESUIT SCHOOLS:
· Isusovačka Klasična gimnazija s Pravom Javnosti u Osijeku – Osijek (Croatia)
· Fényi Gyula Jezsuita Gimnázium és Kollégium – Miscolč (Hungary)
· Istituto Leone XIII – Milano (Italy)
· Kauna jesuitu gimnazija Kaunas & Vilniaus jesuitu gimnazija -Vilnius (Lithuania)
· Jesuïtes Sarrià – Sant Ignasi – Barcelona (Spain)
The participating students have to speak English fluently; they should have an open mind and should preferably have some debating skills.