Enlargement of the EU: German and Dutch pupils were discussing

Pupils from Lüdinghausen/Germany and Zwolle/the Netherlands slipped in roles of European protagonists in the framework of the scenario game “Fokus Balkan” which took place in the Academy Klausenhof on 22 October 2014. They debated if Albania, Macedonia and Turkey should be welcomed as new member states of the EU. The participants from the Richard-von-Weizsäcker-Berufskolleg in Lüdinghausen and from the Deltion College in Zwolle had been discussing intensively for three days 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 and could accomplish the accession negotiations successfully. Subsequently, a comparison was made with reality in which the participants could discuss questions about enlargement and could reflect on the scenario game.

You can find a report about the seminar in Westfälische Rundschau of 31.10.2014 here.