We're waking up at 7.30 a.m. and we're getting ready quickly. Then we're all going down to have breakfast in the shared room inside the hotel.
After having breakfast, we're leaving the hotel and we're heading to the bus to go to the European Parliament.
When we're arriving at the Parliament we're going to do all the necessary security checks, as in an airport, and then, at around 10.30, we can finally enter it.
At first, we're waiting in the Parliamentary hall for our English guide. When she's arriving we're moving to the Parlamentarium Simone Veil with an extraordinary 360º screen, touch-screen tables and a role-playing game to better understand the role of the European Parliament.
We're playing it, too! Our guide is dividing us into fictitious political groups within two committees to negotiate new legislative acts among us.
Through this game, we understand that it is tough to make important decisions, for example about climate change, especially when our opinions aren't the same.
After this activity, lasted 2 and a half hours, we're going back to our hotel.
In the Parliament, plenary sessions take place, too, but we aren't attending them because for today there isn't any meeting.
Normally the Hemicycle hosts the most important debates of the European Parliament and it is the place where many votes of historic significance have been held. Moreover, some special sittings are also held with guests of honour of the European Parliament, such as heads of state, Sakharov Prize winners or other public figures, who address the plenary.
- by Giulia Saccà, Sofia Solci, Veronica Veronesi and Arianna Pisaroni