Model EU Brussels – September 2022
Duration: 3 days
TOPIC OF THE COURSE “EU-TURKEY RELATIONS”
The EWEI Model EU Brussels is an intensive course conducted by the Eastwest European Institute in partnership with Associazione Diplomatici.
The main goal of the course is to make participants learn more about the functioning of the main European institutions’ thanks to direct experience of the ordinary EU legislative procedure with the learning by doing method.
The course consists of:
In the months preceding the simulation, the students will take part in around 10 online preparatory webinars of an hour and a half each. The webinars will be held in the period, July 25-29 and September 5 – 16. The exact calendar of the webinars will be available in late June.
In this way, students will have the opportunity to have a complete understanding of the policies adopted by the Member States and political parties and thus be ready to put into practice the knowledge acquired.
Moreover, the knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions, techniques of public speaking, and negotiation processes will be deepened during the webinars.
Remote activities are guaranteed by the use of Zoom®, a powerful tool that lets you experience a fun and highly interactive virtual experience.
EU INSTITUTIONS VISIT (optional)
On September 20, 2022, students will be able to visit some EU Institutions in Brussels. More information is coming soon.
On the 21, 22, and 23 of September, simulations of the three major European institutions will be held in Brussels, with the aim of providing students with complete knowledge of the decision-making process of the European Union.
Each participant will be called to represent a member of Parliament or to take on the role of Minister of the Council of the EU to confront other European and international students on issues related to EU – Turkey relations and draft legislative proposals on relevant topics.
The participation fee is € 295 + 22% VAT provides for:
The EU institutions’ visits are free of charge since the EU does not require any fee for the activities made inside the European institutions.
In order to access pedagogical materials, participants should make an annual subscription to the eastwest online geopolitical magazine for a reduced fee of €5/year.
Roma Tre University
For the students currently enrolled in the degree programs of Roma Tre University EWEI reserves a 20% discount on the total fee.
English level B2 to participate in the discussion. Certificates by home university are accepted.
The Model EU is open to university-level students as well as young professionals in any field of study.
Participate in the open lesson held by the Council of the European Union on April 28 at 4.00 pm! During this lesson, an official from the Council of the EU will explain in detail how the EU institutions and the EU legislative process work.
You will have the chance to ask and solve all your doubts about the complexity of the European Union.
To participate, please fill in the following form by April 18.
Participation in the open lesson is free of charge.
In order to apply, the students should kindly fill in the registration form.
Otherwise, the student can request an interview in order to get more information –> click here
Model EU Brussels gave me more than I had anticipated. Thanks to the comprehensive preparatory course, I learnt much about China-EU relations. When I was signing up, I expected to meet like-minded or inspiring people from around Europe and learn about the procedures of the trilogue. But already on the first day, I realised that I was participating in something that not only was very educational but at the same time simply fun. It was an opportunity for me to train speaking to a large audience and learn how to act on behalf of people/politicians with who I might disagree. It was a unique experience, and I recommend it to all young people who strive towards a career in politics, activism, public relations, geopolitics, etc.
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Participating in Model EU Brussels has been a life-changing experience for me. As a law student I have always been really interested in European Institutions and European politics. This model was the best possible way to gather first-hand knowledge on the institutions and politics within the European Union. Not only did I learn more about EU, but, most importantly, I learned that while participating. Model EU was the perfect combination of lectures and real-life practicing. Attending some very detailed and useful lectures was followed by participating in a decision-making body. That unique experience has been a landmark in my life. Reflecting back on it I feel really happy I was part of something so interesting, so knowledge and experience enriching, while I got the chance to meet so many nice and interesting people whom I now count as friends. I would wholeheartedly recommend joining Model EU to anyone interested in European Law and politics.