Enlargement of the EU: German and Dutch pupils were discussing
55 pupils from Duisburg/Germany and Nijmegen/Netherlands slipped in roles of European protagonists in the framework of the scenario game “Fokus Balkan” which took place in Reinhard- ans Max-Mannesmann-Gymnasium on the 11th of June 2015. The conference language was English. They debated if Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey should be welcomed as new member states of the EU. The participants had been discussing intensively the pros and cons of enlargement. At the end, they opened only for one of the three countries the EU´s gates for membership. Previously, critical interviews took place with the applicant countries in the Council, the Parliament and the Commission in order to decide about the candidate status. Only Macedonia could act convincingly, so that it reached the candidate status.