3 days





Eastwest Online Model European Union

To be protagonists of the Council, Commission and European Parliament decision-making processes

The EWEI Intensive Training Course in EU Affairs

The Model EU Brussels


Training course


Participation fee

Requirements & Selection Procedures


The Eastwest European Institute Intensive Training Course in EU Affairs is a package of experiences to be attended and combined at will by its participants.

Each of them is invited to pick and choose which course or series of courses to attend that fit both his or her calendar and favourite learning approach.

The project offers:

An online component:

-The Online Model EU (17-19 May 2021).

One or more onsite learning-by-doing exercise to pick from:

-The World in Progress study mission to Brussels (5-8 July 2021),

The Model EU Strasbourg (24-26 January 2022).

The Online Model EU is a project conducted by the Eastwest European Institute in partnership with Associazione Diplomatici in which university students and recent graduates with the most varied and multicultural background are invited to rethink the concept of Europe by proposing and discussing their own ideas and solutions on current issues by taking on the role of Commissioners, Council members and Parliamentarians, thus building for the future a network of young professionals with a strong awareness of European values.

The main goal of the project is to make participants learn more about the functioning of the main European institutions thanks to direct experience of the ordinary EU legislative procedure, the “Trilogue”, with the learning by doing method.

Each participant will be called to represent a member of Parliament or to take on the role of EU Commissioner or Minister of the Council of the EU to confront other European and international students on issues of crucial importance for the European agenda and draft legislative proposals on relevant topics.

The goal is to identify the three priority projects on which to focus efforts to draw “The future of Europe”.

In the months preceding the simulation, the delegates will take part in a training course held online through an e-learning platform.

In particular, they will take part in a series of meetings held by experts, journalists from the eastwest magazine and diplomats.

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.

The knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions will be deepened, a focus will be placed on the “Trilogue” and on the techniques of public speaking and diplomatic negotiations.

The prepratory course and all communications with the staff will be held in English, the official language of the project.

On the 17, 18 and 19 of May 2021, simulations of the three major European institutions and the “Trilogue” will be held online, with the aim of providing students with complete knowledge of the decision-making process of the European Union.

The “Trilogue” refers to a consultation between the Parliament, the Commission and the Council of the EU on legislative proposals, aimed at reaching a common final position.

What is included in the participation fee?

  •  Online course
  •  Management of all the meetings and activities listed in the program
  •  Teaching materials
  •  Certification of participation

In order to access pedagogical materials, participants subscribe to the Eastwest online geopolitical magazine for a reduced fee of 5€ (instead of 12€).


Participation requirements

  •  ongoing or completed university studies
  •  B2 level of English

Selection procedures

1.  online pre-registration

2.  skype interview to be booked on a dedicated software

3.  reception of an e-mail with the  outcome of the interview

4. payment of the participation fee  within the next two working days from the reception of the e-mail

UNICREDIT Bank S.p.A. – account number: IBAN IT 23 T 0200 8032 92000104987144

Beneficiary: “European Diplomacy” (the operative company of the EWEI Institute)

Transfer Funds for: “First and Last Name of the participant, Down payment Model EU 2020

Proof of Wire Transfer sent to [email protected]


The involvement in and understanding of politics is what secures democracy. Therefore, to be involved in a program such as the MEU that the EWEI-Institute provided, was a great way for me to learn about the procedures, tools and skills that are used and needed in contemporary political decision-making. Although I had no thorough understanding of the assignment beforehand, the modelation proved to be a great opportunity to take a look into the actual procedures of the European Parliament. Being assigned the role of a Member of the Parliament allowed me to experience the challenge of defining your ideals, arguing for that position and eventually deciding on how to cooperate with others - as I got to know these aspects, I now feel confident about expressing, presenting and defending my political opinion in front of other professionals. If you are interested in politics, but are afraid of what seems to be so complicated; Don’t hesitate! A MEU is the best way to prepare yourself for actual political involvement and debates, whilst being surrounded and accompanied by lovely, likely-minded students and post-graduates. In conclusion I would say that MEU not only gave me a deeper knowledge about politics, but also the possibility to connect with young europeans, establishing a network of support and learning through each other’s experiences. After all, at the moment of participating, I was only a high-school student, which made it even greater, to get to learn and know how I can, now and in the future, help to secure democracy.

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.

Being part of this thrilling experience gave me a great deal of fun and personal growth. Having a background as a law student, this Model was for me a chance to deepen my knowledge of EU institutions and, most importantly, a glimpse of what negotiations and political debates are about. At first, I was scared to not fit the situation as my colleagues were much more prepared to face this kind of experience than I was. Thanks to them and my colleague George, I built ever-increasing confidence that made me eventually succeed to represent the Republic of Bulgaria within the Council of the EU. Regardless of what background you have or what role you will play, there is always a margin of personal development, especially if you work closely with your team. A great experience I would definitely recommend!

During MEU Brussels, I had a great time with many different students from across Europe and beyond. This conference with its unique focus on EU policy making really taught me about the challenges that we are facing - internally and externally. Reading about how the EU functions and putting theoretic knowledge to practice during this conference taught me a lot. There are only few opportunities like MEU Brussels where we are gathering to develop public speaking skills, a deep understanding of European politics and the craft of negotiating in one setting, under one theme. Apart from learning and deepening my skills in the aforementioned field, I made many new connections. This conference has left a lasting impression on me and it will help me to foster my future career options.

Participating in the Model EU - Bruxelles organized by EWEI and Associazione Diplomatici has been an unforgettable experience. A simulation of the parliamentary work of the European Union may sound like something for insiders, but it has really been an opportunity to challenge ourselves, to discover our attitudes and abilities surrounded by talented and knowledgeable people, and to see what making decisions and facing conflicting opinions really mean. The possibility to engage in this fields while being in one one the great European capitals and following the steps and advice of real experts has been priceless and really formative. And doing it with almost 200 people from all over Europe of such high stature has made this a truly inspiring and stimulating experience, urging me to give my best and live up to the level I’ve seen before me. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone looking to work in politics and diplomacy, but also to all those who believe in the European project and want to see the EU thrive.

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.




For additional information about Model EU, contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone (+39) 06 811 57 949

Download the Brochure of the Online Model EU

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EWEI Intensive Training Course in EU Affairs

Each participant is invited to pick and choose which course or series of courses to attend that fit both his or her calendar and favourite learning approach.

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The project offers:

An online component:

-The Online Model EU (17-19 May 2021).

One or more onsite learning-by-doing exercise to pick from:

-The World in Progress study mission to Brussels (5-8 July 2021),

The Model EU Strasbourg (24-26 January 2022).