EU's plot to target UK students with pro-Brussels propaganda
The European Parliament has said it would “continue to engage with young generations of UK citizens” after Brexit. President David Sassoli decided to maintain the Parliament’s presence in London and adopt the institution’s communications strategy. MEPs want to reach out to “ensure that UK citizens, in particular the younger generation and the millions of EU27 citizens residing in the country, are still able to participate” in a number of EU schemes.
A statement said: “Opinion multiplier groups, youth groups and organisations will be able to participate in debates and events offered by the European Parliament like the European Youth Event, which brings together thousands of young Europeans every two years in Strasbourg and online.
“UK schools will also be able to participate in Euroscola, an immersive experience that takes place in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, allowing secondary school students to learn about European integration by experiencing it first-hand.
“UK schools can also take part in the European Parliament Ambassador Schools Programme.”
The EU scheme invites school children, normally from member states, to visit the European Parliament to take part in mock plenary sessions.
They receive talks from senior members of the EU Parliament, including many of its vice-presidents.
The sessions were cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but eurocrats organised online meetings on issues such as climate change and youth unemployment.