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Successful students not only from Slovakia ale welcomed on 13 November 2008 in the President´s Palace in Bratislava the spouse of the slovak president Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová. For the first time Slovakia hosted students participating at the project of Model European Parliament. „In this international forum you can train your language skills, as well as knowledge about domestic and foreign political and economical life. The work of an active and useful parliamentary is very hard and needs universal education, knowledge, versatility and willingness to become involved. During the last days you could try it by yourselves so you acquired a part of this business,“ said Mrs. Gašparovičová.
Originally a small european project established in 1994 by Anna and Leopold van Sminia through their foundation „Model European Parliament“ in Haag became very popular in all EU countries. Slovakia became a part of the project in 2004. „Slovakia is one of the most successful members of the countries´ family that participate at the Model European Parliament. The Slovak republic can be a good example for many other countries,“said co-author of the project Mrs. Anna van Sminia. She thanked Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová for her hospitality and support in this project.
During the discussion students had the opportunity to discuss actual european themes such as the education underlined the quality of education as one of the most important attribute of state prosperity.