Winners of the 10th edition of the EA/CoR Secondary Schools participated in the COR plenary session in 8-9th July. The competition took place in eight member states, involving pupils with ages between 14-18 years. The competition's first stage was a multiple choice test that assessed the pupils' knowledge on the European Union and the EU institutions, while the second one was to write an essay on one of the topics reflecting European Year of Development 2015 or bottom-up communication in the European Union.
Two pupils from each participating school, with the best results in both stages, participated in a three day study trip to Brussels on the 7-9th June 2015. A total of 37 students and teachers. They met with the Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič with responsibility for Energy Union, and Markku Markkula, the President of the CoR, as well as members of the EA group in the Committee of the Regions. As part of their trip they also visited the European Parliament's Parlamentarium to learn about the functioning of the European Union.