Robert-Jan Smits (Director General Science and Innovation, European Commission) invited four of our delegates to discuss resolutions from the final debate in Manchester with him. On Friday, 21st October 2016, Anastasia (Belgrade), Tung (Rostock), Diana (Sofia) and Queralt (Barcelona) visited Brussels. They articulated their ideas well provided their perspectives on science and research.
Watch the video documentation of the Final European Student Parliament 2016 in Manchester!
The live stream of the debate on 27 July 2016 is still available to watch online.
The second round of the European Student Parliaments on Science has taken place in 2015/2016.
In 2015/16, local student parliaments were held across Europe to promote the exchange between scientists and young students.
The overall topic was 'The Future of the Human Being' and current issues such as brain research, stem cells and artificial reproduction will be discussed.
Experts from the respective field of research have supported the students in their committees to identify questions and issues at the interface between science and society.
The complex question about the future of humanity has been subject of speculations and science through all times and disciplines. It is not only pure curiosity of what will happen to humankind, but also the practical importance that drives this query: how can we adjust our decisions and practices today to shape a bright and sustainable future? Fundamentally this question remains unanswered, but in a variety of disciplines such as disease research, innovations in human reproduction and studies on new forms of nutrition, scientists keep working on issues and challenges. However, it is our youngsters who will need to undertake any effort to apply these findings and take care of the future. Thus, it is our task to prepare them and to give them opportunities to start thinking about topics which are more relevant nowadays than ever before:
More information on the subtopics can be found here.