MEUS Social Fund: Political Education Scholarship

The opportunity for hands-on experience of EU decision-making is one that doesn’t offer itself often in the average citizen’s life. Model European Union Strasbourg (MEUS) exists to change that. Each year, our conference gives roughly 200 young people from all around Europe the rare opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of different stakeholders in an authentic simulation of the EU’s legislative process and attempt to reach a political compromise over the course of an intense week of negotiation and debate. The simulation is set in the actual seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and is designed to educate participants about the EU to show them how decisions are made in the diverse political landscape in which we live.

Each participant costs us about 400€ in accommodation, food, public transport, socials and conference materials for the entire week. As we unfortunately do not receive enough funding from the public sector, the fee each participant has to cover on their own still amounts to 160€. On top of that come the expenses related to traveling to Strasbourg. We know that these costs can be a hurdle for some of our applicants, who are predominantly university students or recent graduates from EU Member States and neighbouring European countries.

The MEUS Organising Team strives to make MEUS 2020 the most inclusive edition yet. On our way to shaping the future of Europe and making it brighter and better than it is, we don't want to leave anyone behind and make sure that everyone, regardless of their financial or health situation, has the chance to participate in MEUS 2020. However, we cannot achieve this by ourselves. This is why we would like to kindly ask for your support, to help keep grassroots political education accessible for all. Please donate to this crowdfunding campaign so that young people who do not have the necessary financially means or face health issues can enjoy the week in Strasbourg just like everyone else.

99% of participants would recommend the conference to someone else, and 94% say MEUS has increased their knowledge about EU decision-making and European affairs. Every single Euro donated helps to make this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience possible for someone who highly deserves it and wouldn't be able to take part in MEUS 2020 without your help.  For each 200€ raised, we will waive the participation fee for one outstanding applicant in need and give him or her 40€ in travel allowance on average. Together, we can enable 10 young, motivated and talented people, which could become the decision-makers of tomorrow and change the EU for the better, to join MEUS 2020 for free by each donating just a little!

The deadline for donations is 31 January 2020, by which date we need to settle on the list of selected participants. If you would like to contribute, please do so before then!

Find out more about our project at https://meu-strasbourg.org

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • €25 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 23 d
  • Hannelore Wolf 
    • €20 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €40 
    • 25 d
See all

Fundraising team: Model European Union Strasbourg (3)

MEU Strasbourg 
Organizer
Raised €520 from 19 donations
Berlin, Deutschland
Julius Graack 
Team member
Raised €50 from 1 donation
Annika Schlesiger 
Team member
This team raised €795 from 22 other donations.
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more