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MEP Vienna 2014

Model European Parliament Austria
29. March – 5. April 2014

Committee Presidents

1 Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Henric Gustafsson

My name is Henric Gustafsson. I am 17 years old and study my second year at Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium. I live with my parents and brother, in a house, north of Stockholm, Sweden. I speak Swedish and English.

Favourite famous saying:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

3 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (II)

Olly Bartrum

Age: 17

From the United Kingdom

Languages Spoken: Only English (I’m a typical Brit.)

Favourite quote: “To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.” – Oscar Wilde

4 Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Charles Philip Ramsden.

I’m 18 years old. I was born in Luxembourg but I am originally from the U.K. I am fluent in four languages: English, German, French and Luxembourgish. I was a delegate at MEP Vilnius in November and feel very privileged to now be a part of another session. I hope I can help make your experience as a delegate as memorable as mine was. See you soon.

5 Committee on Culture and Education

Enrico Artuso

I was born in the north of Italy in 1995 from a middle class background. Despite always living there, I grew up as a citizen of the world, travelling as much as possible, especially to the UK.

I am currently studying Violin and Music Composition in a conservatoire and I am into theatre and graphic design because I believe the best way to bring people together and to build a better future is through the arts. Interestingly enough, MEP is aimed in the same direction. Therefore, I am glad I can join this year session in Vienna the CP of the Committee on Culture and Education.

Languages spoken: Italian, English, German (very basic)

Favourite quote: “And now that you don’t have to perfect, you can be good.” (John Steinbeck)

6 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (I)

Anne Zandberg

Age: 17

Origin: Dutch

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, French, German

Favourite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in this world” – Gandhi

7 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (II)

Kristina Madjoska

Age: 17

Home country: Macedonia

Favorite famous saying: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail better“ - Samuel Beckett

Languages known: Macedonian, English, French, Spanish (only spoken. a little)

8 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (III)

Catharina Jacob

Age: 17 years (born 22nd May, 1996)

Origin: Germany

I live in a village in the northern part of Germany close to the city of Kiel.

Languages spoken: German (mother tongue), English, French

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

St. Francis of Assisi

9 Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Yannis Muller

Age: 17

Origin: Luxembourg, Morocco

Languages spoken: Luxembourgish, French, English, German

Favourite quote: Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

Bio: For the past two years I have been greatly involved in various projects such as the MEP, which have given me the opportunity to become active in Luxembourg: A became a member of the Luxembourgish Youth Parliament, played an important role during the build-up of a solidarity student group and entered many student organizations.

10 Committee on Foreign Affairs

Laura Kmentt

I am currently living near Vienna and attend the International School in Klosterneuburg. I was born in Vienna, but I have also lived in many other places due to my father's job in the Austrian Foreign Service. With an English mother and Austrian father I have been raised bilingually. I speak English and German and I am also learning French. In my free time (which I don't have a lot of) I like meeting up with friends. I have also been playing the piano for 10 years. Generally music is my passion. This is my fourth MEP session. I have been to two national sessions in Austria (Graz and Salzburg), once as delegate and once as committee president, and participated as delegate and Head of Delegation in the MEP Vilnius session.

I wish you all a great time in Vienna and Klosterneuburg.