July 31, 2012
Four HEC Montréal students will be taking part in SPECQUE Montréal 2012, the largest French-language model of the European Parliament, from August 5 to 12: Marina Mesure (MSc), heading the delegation, along with Jean-Guillaume Kodjo, Jérôme Merlier and Nicolas Pfister, all BBA students. This is the 15th edition of the simulation, founded by International Relations students from Université Laval and held alternately in Europe and Canada. All in all, 39 delegations will be taking part this year: 21 from Europe, 13 from Canada and 5 from elsewhere in the world.
For one week, participants will take on the roles of players in European political life: European commissioners, rapporteurs, political leaders and members of the European Parliament (MEPs), but also journalists and lobbyists. In addition to allowing students from all over Europe and Canada to broaden their horizons as they exchange ideas and opinions, SPECQUE introduces them to major issues in European current events and the workings of the European Parliament.
The School’s four participants, who will be representing MEPs from different political parties, have received intensive training on the social, economic, political and environmental issues facing the European Union from Luciano Barin Cruz, Associate Professor (Management), Olivier Delas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Laval, George Ross, Adjunct Professor with the European Union Center of Excellence and holder of an Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair, and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Full Professor, TÉLUQ, and holder of the Canada Research Chair on the Socio-Organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy. Note that HEC Montréal has been participating in SPECQUE since 2001.
Jean-Guillaume Kodjo, Marina Mesure, Nicolas Pfister and Jérôme Merlier.