MEP Finland 2017 | Commitees of MEP Finland 2017
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47th international session of the Model European Parliament


Helsinki, Finland

4th -11th November 2017




  • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I LIBE I



The question of combating large scale cyber crime:

Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from a number of threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services. How can this development be combated?




  • Committee on Culture and Education CULT



The question relating to the innovation of higher education:

The EU wants to improve the intercultural and innovative education of young people and encourage social mobility. What can the EU do to ensure that education and mobility of young people will be improved? Should there be a general EU education policy to ensure the same standards in education and skills for those wishing to work within the EU?




  • Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality FEMM



The question of gender parity in the work force:

‘Glass ceiling’ effect vs. low public pan-European support for gender quotas: learning from the early lessons of the Commission’s strategy for equality between men and women 2010 – 2015 and the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Programme of 2012, how should European stakeholders

seek to achieve gender parity across the continent?




  • Committee on International Trade INTA



The question of an achievable agreement between the EU and Canada on trade:

Benefits and drawbacks from The Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA).

How to increase the benefits and reduce the risks resulting from the ratification of CETA for the EU economy and its citizens.




  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ITRE



The question of the Arctic area policy:

What is the EU’s role in implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the UN’s Sustainability Goals in Arctic cooperation considering the use of Arctic energy resources? How can the EU strengthen Arctic cooperation and its continuity at the highest political level?





  • Committee on Culture and Education II CULT II



The question of youth empowerment and active participation:

How can young people – at school, work and in civil society – be educated to become active citizens and to have more say in the solution and decision-making processes in their societies and in the EU.




  • Committee on Constitutional Affairs AFCO



The question of political disenfranchisement:

Recent political movements across Europe and the world suggest that a significant number of people no longer feel represented by mainstream parties and politics. Are there systemic problems causing citizens to feel left behind and support populist views? Or has growing fragmentation in modern society led to a social problem that needs addressing? How can European countries deal with this rising sense of anger and fear among voters? How can governments be held accountable?




  • Committee on Security and Defense SEDE



The question of Europe’s peace keeping role:

Crises such as the ones in Ukraine and Syria once again shed light on the disparate and ineffective foreign policy of European states and their failure to form a cohesive response to critical events. In the light of a change of US foreign policy, how can European countries turn into a force that protects human rights and ensures peace and security in the most vulnerable, war-torn parts of the world?




  • Committee on Economic Affairs ECON



The question of income disparity in the Europe Union:

The poorest 20% of the European population has 5 times less income at their disposal than the top 20% indicating an alarming tendency towards income disparity and social exclusion. With nearly one in four European citizens living at risk of poverty or social exclusion, how can European countries change this trend and improve the quality of living of individuals in the lower parts of the wealth distribution chain? Can the system of a basic income tested in Finland and other parts of the world be an answer?




  • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs II LIBE II



The question of media accountability:

Recent calls have been made towards a more regulated press, following allegations of media privacy invasion and phone hacking, fake news, and even accusations of corporate interests and lobbyists manipulating headlines, public opinion and elections. How should European countries ensure the media is able to fulfil its regulatory purpose in comprehensively, accurately and objectively informing the general public?


Committee – preparing for delegates

Group A


Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary,

Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia,

Albania (candidate country), Serbia (candidate country)

Canada (observer country)


  • [LIBE I]   Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I
  • [CULT I]   Committee on Culture and Education I
  • [FEMM]   Committee on Women’s Rights
  • [INTA]   Committee on International Trade
  • [ITRE]   Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Group B


Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Croatia (mixed delegation), Cyprus, Germany,

Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, FYR of Macedonia (candidate country), Turkey (candidate country)


  • [CULT II]   Committee on Culture and Education II
  • [AFCO]   Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • [AFET/SEDE]   Committee on Foreign Affairs/sub-committee Security and Defence
  • [ECON]   Committee on Economic Affairs
  • [LIBE II]   Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs II

Committee Presidents

Anna Gisslinger


MEP Experience

Delegate in the MEP BSR session in

Kaliningrad 2016

Committee President in the Austrian

National MEP session in Vienna 2017

Johannes Lummerstorfer


MEP Experience

Regional G5 MEP in Tallinn 2016

National MEP Session in Tallinn 2016

MEPNL 17 in Arnhem and Maastricht

Monika Rangelova


MEP Experience

2X delegate in the CSEE sessions in Sofia

Delegate in the CSEE session in Copenhagen

CP in the first national session in Bulgaria

Jacob Friis-Hasché


MEP Experience

MEPNL 2017:

Foreign Affairs Committee.

Recommended for committee president.

RysMun Copenhagen:



Väinö Loimovuori


MEP Experience

Budapest 2016, delegate (SEDE), head of delegation

MEP Bsr:

Kaliningrad 2016, delegate (LIBE)

National MEP Helsinki:

Delegate (AFET)

Committee president (SEDE)

Mikaela Löfström


MEP Experience

MEPNL17 (delegate)

Johanna Jankowiak


MEP Experience

16. – 18.12.15: Regional MEP Bremen as a delegate

14. – 19.02.16: National Session in Berlin as a delegate

14. – 16.12.16: Regional MEP Bremen as CP

04. – 12.02.17: IMEP in Arnhem, Brussels and Maastricht as a delegate

George Tsiamasiotis


MEP Experience

Delegate of the committee on Foreign Affairs, subcommittee of Security and Defence in the 46 th International MEP session in the Netherlands.


Ilaria Manfrini


MEP Experience

MEP – local session (Ferrara, Italy)

MEP – regional session (Modena, Italy)

MEP – national session (Assisi, Italy)

MEP – international session (Maastricht – Arnhem, Netherlands)

Grégory Lutgen


MEP Experience

Mini-MEP Luxembourg 2016

International MEP Copenhagen 2016

National German MEP Berlin 2017

Maria Ellul


MEP Experience


Sára Soľárová


MEP Experience

MEP Budapest, Hungary 2016

MEP Maastricht, Netherlands 2017

Jack Bercovici

United Kingdom

MEP Experience

UK delegate at the 46 th international session of MEP in the Netherlands (MEPNL17) in Arnhem, Maastricht and Brussels

Pippa Buckley

United Kingdom

MEP Experience

UK delegate at MEPNL17

Jiří Handzel

Czech Republic

MEP Experience

Czech Reginal MEP

International MEPNL 2017

Valentine Pajot


MEP Experience

MEP Copenhagen 2016

Mari-Liis Lillebach


MEP Experience

Regional G5 MEP in Tallinn 2016

National MEP Session in Tallinn 2016

MEPNL 17 in Arnhem and Maastricht


Louisa Overschie

The Netherlands

MEP Experience

MEP Regional participant

MEP National participant

MEP Trip to Strasbourg

MEP Regional Committee President

MEP National Committee President


Ekaterini Koudouna


MEP Experience


Niek Blaauw

the Netherlands