With Siambr Hywel at the National Assembly for Wales representing the Council of Ministers, students from 28 schools across Wales will debate whether the European Union should embed sustainable development as part of all its policies and if the European Union should make radical changes to the way it allocates its budget in light of the difficult economic climate.
Each of the 28 participating schools will represent an EU member state and the European Commission and Lycée Saint Sébastian from Landerneau, Brittany, which is twinned with Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf in Cardiff, will take on the role of the UK.
First Minister Carwyn Jones, who will open the event, said:
"Taking place for the third time,this annual mock meeting of the EU Council of Ministers has established its place in the school calendar, with schools from all over Wales keen to participate and showcase their debating skills. Today’s event should give those taking part a real flavour of European decision-making process and I look forward to seeing how the students taking part respond to these two very important issues facing Europe."
The event will be chaired by Chair of the Assembly’s External Relations Committee, Rhodri Morgan and Andy Klom, head of the European Commission office in Cardiff will also address the students.