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Model UN New York 2023

Model UN New York

Step 1: Online Webinars

Step 2: New York

How to partecipate

Model UN Economic Diplomacy New York is a unique combined training experience designed for students who want to make a change in the international community.

The Model UN is a role-play simulation of the UN System, delivered by eastwest ONLUS, about climate change and the current geopolitical scenarios. During the Model UN students will learn more about the UN and diplomacy, as well as speaking, debating, and writing skills, team working, and leadership abilities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet remarkable speakers, International Organizations representatives, diplomats, managers, professors, and opinion makers.

The top 100 participants will have the chance to enrich the experience and take part in the Company Board Simulation (without any extra fee), an exclusive training experience designed to offer the opportunity to discover and explore the world of economic diplomacy and to understand the dynamics behind the choices of public actors and private multinational private companies.

In a highly interconnected world, the study of fundamental economic dynamics has become crucial to understand diplomatic relations, where public and private interests are inextricably linked. 

The project is based on the “learning-by-doing” approach, which is the leitmotif of all training activities organized by the Eastwest European Institute (EWEI).

When: July 2022

Where: Zoom Platform

Step 1 – Model UN Training Course:

  • online pre-departure webinars* aimed at explaining the functioning and dynamics of the Model UN simulation (including public speaking, negotiation, UN system, writing skills, and research)


Step 2 – Economic Diplomacy Training Course: 

  • Reserved to the best 100 university students enrolled in Model UN;
  • pre-departure webinars* on the operating dynamics of the Board meetings of a multinational company


*It is possible to follow webinars via live streaming. However, all webinars will be recorded and participants will be able to watch them at any time.


After acquiring the necessary knowledge during the online sessions, students will fly to New York City to participate in the United Nations simulation on 24, 25, and 26 July.

While the students selected for the Economic Diplomacy will participate in the company board simulation on the morning of July 26. The participants will be divided into small groups and each group will be hosted by one of the innovative companies involved for a guided Executive Board Simulation. 

  • Philip Morris International: World leader in the cigarette and tobacco sector, actively engaged towards more sustainable business solutions.
  • Pepsico: American multinational company specializing in food, snacks, and drinks.
  • Unicredit: One of the leading European global banking and financial services companies.




SUNDAY – July 23 

  • Arrival and check-in


MONDAY – July 24

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Opening Ceremony
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Lunch break
  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Committee Session #1


TUESDAY – July 25

  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Committee Session #2
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Lunch break
  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Committee Session #3



  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Committee Session #4 OR Company Board Simulation (Economic Diplomacy)
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Lunch break
  • 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Closing Ceremony

Check-out and Departure – Smart package


THURSDAY – July 27

  • Tourist visits – Classic package


FRIDAY – July 28 

  • Check-out and departure – Classic package


PLEASE NOTE: the agenda may vary due to the availability of the chosen locations and the guests attending the event.



English level min B2 is required to participate in the discussion. The English level can be assessed during the interview by the examiner. Otherwise, you can submit an English-level certificate through the registration form. Certificates issued by the home university are accepted.



SMART: Model UN Conference + accommodation: three nights in a quadruple room, 23-26 July 2023 – Full fee €1875,00 / Fee with a merit-based grant €875,00*

CLASSIC: Model UN Conference + accommodation: five nights in a quadruple room, 23-28 July 2023 – Full fee €2095,00 / Fee with a merit-based gran €1095,00*

To participate in Model UN New York please schedule an interview or apply through the Registration Form. The interview will be held according to the Central European Time zone (CET).

*During the interview examiner will evaluate your profile. Eligible candidates can take advantage of a merit-based grant of €1000 sponsored by Eastwest European Institute. The merit-based grant gives you the possibility to reduce the full program fee.

Notes: On July 26 it will be possible to take part in the Economic Diplomacy, the Company Board Meeting Simulation. The Company simulation is reserved for university students. 100 best students can take part in it without any extra fee.

Note: The fee does not include flights and visas. There is no transfer from the airport. Participants are expected to make their way to the accommodation. For the VISA, after the payment, we will send you a letter of support that the participants can use to request it. In the event of a VISA rejection, the fee is non-refundable.



You have received a € 1000 grant but you would like to receive further financial aid to take part in the program?

If you are interested to be considered for further financial aid, you are requested to send an email to [email protected], indicating as object “Scholarship application for Model UN New York“, attaching the following documents:

1. English level certificate (your home university certificate is accepted, it must certify your level)
2. Motivation letter (max 1 page). Your motivation to take part in the program.
3. Internship, work, or volunteer experience certificates with the length of the experience (if any).


1. Record a video in English in which you explain your motivations and interests in participating in the program. ( 2-5 minutes).

2.  Internship, work, or volunteer experience certificates with the length of the experience (if any).


The amount of scholarships assigned as further financial aid varies from €200 to €400 and can be used to further reduce the program’s full fee.



€ 1875*





For additional information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+39) 350 9509681