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Model UN New York 2023

Model UN New York



How to partecipate

Topic: “Climate change and the current geopolitical scenario”

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 scenario. 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 40 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) and eastwest ONLUS.


In the months preceding the simulation, the students will take part in 10 online intensive webinars of an hour and a half each, aimed at explaining the functioning and dynamics of the Model UN simulation (including public speaking, negotiation, UN system, writing skills, and research). All webinars will be recorded and can be watched at any time.

Virtual activities will be held on Zoom.


Topic Tentative Dates
Welcome to the UN System June 14, 16h00- 17h30
Welcome to Model UN: Research June 16, 16h00- 17h30
Climate Change and the Current Geopolitical Scenario” June 19, 16h00 – 17h30
Model UN Rules of Procedure June 21, 16h00 – 17h30
Model UN Writing Skills June 27, 16h00 – 17h30
Model UN Public Speaking July 4, 16h00 – 17h30
Economic Diplomacy: the interconnection of the private and public sectors July 5, 16h00 – 17h30
Economic Diplomacy Rules of Procedure July 6, 16h00 – 17h30
Pre-departure meeting   July 18, 16h00 – 17h30

The present chart represents the tentative program of the course. The program might undergo some changes.



After acquiring the necessary knowledge during the online sessions, students will fly to New York City to participate in the 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. Each group will be hosted by one of the innovative companies involved for a guided Executive Board Simulation. 

  • PepsiCo: American multinational company specializing in food, snacks, and drinks.
  • IBM: American company, one of the world’s most prominent in the computer industry.


Participants will meet EWEI tutors at their accommodation.

The hotel’s name is Hotel Edison, 228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA. You will share the room with 3 other people of the same gender. Check-in: July 23 after lunch, Check-out July 26 morning (SMART)/ July 28 morning (CLASSIC).


SUNDAY – July 23  Check-in and registration
MONDAY – July 24 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Opening Ceremony

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lunch break

2:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Committee Session #1

TUESDAY – July 25 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Committee Session #2

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Lunch break

2:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Committee Session #3

WEDNESDAY – July 26 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Committee Session #4 OR Company Board Simulation (Economic Diplomacy)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Lunch break

3:30 PM – 6:00 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 that 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.


The participation of minors is accepted via the submission of the following Consent & Release of Liability Form to be filled in by the parents or guardian and sent to registrations(at)ew-ei.eu. The form is not requested for the minor participants with a basic package. These minors must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.


BASIC includes a training course for the Model UN, access to the educational platform and material + free participation in the Model UN Conference in New York Fee €190,00

SMART includes a training course for the Model UN, access to the educational platform and material + free participation in the Model UN Conference in New York + accommodation: three nights in a double room with shared beds, 4 people per room, 23-26 July 2023 – Full fee €1875,00 / Fee with a merit-based grant €875,00*

CLASSIC includes a training course for the Model UN, access to the educational platform and material + free participation in the Model UN Conference in New York + accommodation: five nights in a double room with shared beds, 4 people per 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. The interview will be held according to the Central European Time Zone (CET).

*During the interview, the examiner will evaluate your profile. Eligible candidates may benefit from a merit-based grant of €1000 sponsored by the Eastwest European Institute. The merit-based grant allows you to reduce the full program fee (available only for Smart and Classic packages).

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.





For additional information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+39) 350 9509681