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Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – Sara-Estelle Gößwein

Categories: Committees of Riga 2016

Dear Delegates!

My name is Sara-Estelle Gößwein and I come from Germany. Currently I am attending the United World College RCN in Norway, which is one of the 15 United World Colleges-boarding schools worldwide.

Here I live and learn together with people from all over the world. It is a wonderful experience to be surrounded by so many interested and engaged people on a daily basis. Just recently I was able to participate in the MUN-RCN session of 2016, where I discovered my interest in political engagement on an international basis further.

During the last MEP session in Oslo I had a similar experience while working together with people who shared my interest and passion about the European Union. United in our curiosity to experience the “Europe behind the scenes”, to feel what it is like to be a member of a committee, with full responsibility to represent ones country as realistic as possible and last but not least being a part of a delegation with a common interest, it was a really delightful stay. I wish all of you Delegates an unforgettable experience, and I am positive about the work, which will be completed in the “Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs”.

The “Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs” deals with “The question of how the EU might take responsibility for the imbalanced and increasing immigration into member states […] and the Schengen-treaty.”  As we are currently experiencing a great migration stream to Europe, this topic is of immense relevance and urgency to discuss. Countries like Hungary, Germany, Austria and Sweden will be present in the committee with the aim of raising awareness for the most recent opportunities and challenges.  Therefore I am looking forward to passionate and well-informed delegates, in order to then find a suitable and convincing resolution in our debates, which will hopefully be supported by the General Assembly.

I urge you to start your research as soon as possible. Good preparation is the key to a fruitful and exciting time at MEP. You might find it useful to use the links beneath. Do also not fear to contact me via E-mail, if you have any doubts or further questions.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/top-stories/20150831TST91035/Migration-a-common-challenge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3390168/Migrant-rape-fears-spread-Europe-Women-told-not-night-assaults-carried-Sweden-Finland-Germany-Austria-Switzerland-amid-warnings-gangs-ordinating-attacks.html

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?pg=keydocs

http://www.unicef.org/emergencies/index_85510.html