The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme (EPAS)


The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme (EPAS) involves schools throughout Europe and consists of an annual training course that will culminate in the ceremony of delivery and affixing the plaque of the School Ambassador of the European Parliament.

EPAS Veneto 
For the 20/21 school year in Veneto, the following secondary schools of second degree have joined the Europe Direct of the City of Venice to support in the area:
Istituto Tiziano-Galileo di Belluno (BL) - vedi dettaglio
Istituto Luzzatto di Portogruaro (VE) - vedi dettaglio
Istituto Einaudi-Scarpa di Montebelluna (TV) - vedi dettaglio
Licei Stefanini di Venezia (VE) 


EPAS - How it works

The course aims to bring students closer to Europe and the European Parliament in particular, to make them aware of how it works, encourage interaction between students and Members of the European Parliament and provide useful information to young people on Europe’s training and work opportunities for young people. Relations with schools in other European countries are also fostered through the network of ambassador schools. 

Schools are required to organize an initiative to involve the school community and possibly citizenship around 9 May. On this occasion, the Members of the European Parliament in the constituency to which the school refers will participate in the ceremony of the plaque and will deliver the parchments for teachers and students as "European Parliament Ambassadors".

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In normal times, the Schools of Ambassadors have the opportunity to take part in competitions enabling winners to take part in European Parliament plenary simulation days in Strasbourg under the Euroscola programme. These simulations are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 but we hope they will be reactivated soon.

This year the main theme will be environmental protection. Schools will be able to participate in certain activities', for example a focus of in-depth study with expert journalists to learn how to write articles, the possibility of publishing the article on our Parliament website, participation in the social campaign of the European Parliament #vogliounpianetacosi which saw the participation of many personalities from the world of sport and entertainment and a focus on fake news.

The activities will be organised jointly by the "senior ambassadors" (professors) and the "junior ambassadors" (students):

  • Creation of an Infopoint on the European Union, an information and activity point dedicated to Europe and its institutions (brochure, website, social media contacts and other information material);
    Initiatives on EU legislation and regulation within and outside the school;
    Debates with Members of the European Parliament;
    Thematic initiatives on various European Union policies (for example: environment, human rights, agriculture);
    The Senior Ambassador guides pupils in the study of teaching materials on the European Union and ensures that junior ambassadors are able to share their knowledge of the European institutions and the European Parliament with their classmates, encouraging them to become "active European citizens". The didactic material to be provided consists of a manual for teachers and a publication divided into modules for students;
    Teachers and pupils actively follow all updates on the Twitter and Facebook pages of the European Parliament’s Information Office;
    Teachers encourage students to post news, blogs, photos, videos;
    Each year, preferably around 9 May, when Europe Day is celebrated, the senior ambassador and junior ambassadors organise an event for Europe Day.
On Friday, February 5, 2021, high school teachers met virtually and Europe Direct Venezia was present to give support. The event was introduced by Valeria Fiore, Head of Programme of the School of Ambassadors-European Parliament in Italy and by Riccardo Santilli, Head of Humanities Domain Società Italiacamp. The following took part:
-Carlo Corazza, Responsible for the Parlamento europeo in Italia;
-Maurizio Molinari, Responsible for Media del Parlamento Europeo in Italia e Responsabile Ufficio a Milano; 
-Andrea Chiriatti, Vice President at Associazione Italiacamp ETS
During the day spoke Barbara Forni, EPAS Referent for the North-East and North-West European Parliament in Italy, followed by Chiara Landolfo, EPAS Referent for Central, South and Islands - European Parliament in Italy. 
Daniela Ramacci of the European Parliament in Italy then presented the Euroscuola Project while Lucia Pecorario and Stefania Bertolini exhibited " This time.. still together to build Europe".
Alcune immagini:

More info at:

Ufficio d'informazione in Italia - Sede di Roma
tel. 06 699501

Ufficio d'informazione in Italia - Sede di Milano
tel. 02 4344171

Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia
Via Spalti 28, Mestre-Venezia
telefono 345 8358360 (nel periodo di smart-working)


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