European Parliament Office
The Lobbying procedure will take place in the most fitting of all places; the European Parliament Office in Athens. Any citizen who needs to contact the representatives of Greece to the European Parliament or needs information about the EP can visit the EP office. In 1974 the building became officially listed, which means that it cannot be demolished or altered without special permission.
The European Parliament is half of the EU’s legislative authority (jointly with the Council). It amends and adopts EU legislation and the budget. The members of the European Parliament get elected every 5 years by the EU citizens. There are currently 751 MEPs.
The morning before the start of lobbying, delegates and teachers will visit the Acropolis.
The Acropolis consists of four main temples, the most prominent of which is the Parthenon. They were built in the late 5th century by the great political figure of the time Pericles. The Acropolis has often been invoked as a key symbol of the Greek legacy and of the glories of Classical Greece.
The Acropolis in Athens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been awarded the European Heritage Label. On top of that, it was a runner-up for the new 7 wonders of the world, competing, in architecture and prestige, against the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Colosseum in Italy and the Machu Picchu in Peru among others.
The GA will take place in Propylaia, “Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater. Established in 1837, Propylaia is the main building of the University of Athens, the first university in Greece and the Balkans. It is part of a complex which consists of three neoclassical buildings.
Nea Genia Ziridis
Nea Genia Ziridis is a historical Greek private school, housed on a state-of- the-art campus on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. The school was founded 90 years ago aiming to offer an innovative and simultaneously rigorous paedagogy.
Our students acquire their Secondary Leaving Certificate at the end of grade 12 and can take part in the Panhellenic Entrance Exams to Greek universities. If, however, they are interested in studying abroad, our school provides them with a number of choices, as Nea Genia Ziridis is one of the 10,000 Registered Cambridge International Schools (CAIE) in more than 160 countries all over the world, guided by the University of Cambridge. As such, students can study a variety of A Levels through our Cambridge International AS/A Level programme for entrance in the UK universities and elsewhere in the world. Apart from that, we are a registered UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services) Centre.
Being strongly committed to academic excellence and the best educational practices, we are constantly on the alert to provide our students with an enriched educational curriculum and prepare them for internationally recognised qualifications.