The Intensive Training Course in EU Affairs is sponsored by the Eastwest European Institute, in partnership with Associazione Diplomatici.
It is aimed at university students and recent graduates, who are invited to rethink the concept of Europe by proposing and discussing their ideas and solutions on current issues.
The EWEI Intensive Training in EU Affairs is an encompassing, highly flexible program which enables its participants to gain first-hand knowledge and understanding of EU politics.
It first offers a onlineModel EU simulation supported by a training platform through which participants acquire an overall understanding of EU affairs through history, institutional affairs and a dedicated political focus for each course.
Secondly, participants can take part to an onsite experiences held in Brussels and Strasbourg, where they can acknowledge from within the challenges, constraints and opportunities EU officials experience in their daily work; a type of knowledge books cannot convey.
SELECT YOUR EU EXPERIENCE
You will be able to pick and choose which series of courses you wish to attend that fit your calendar based on your favourite learning approach.
ONLINE MODEL EU
November 22-25, 2021
The Online Model EU is a unique training experience. Without leaving your home, you can acquire new skills, better understand European politics and meet new people.
STUDY MISSION BRUSSELS
March 14-17, 2022
The 4-day Study Mission includes visits and high-level meetings at the core EU Institutions,as well as meetings with bilateral representatives and diplomats; and
one-day simulation excercise at the European Parliament.
MODEL EU STRASBOURG
January 24-26, 2022
3-day simulation of the three major European institutions and the "Trilogue" will be held in the offices of the European Union in Strasbourg, with the aim of providing students with complete knowledge of the decision-making
process of the European Union.
HOW DOES IT WORK
What to expect
The goal of the EU Intensive Training course is to give you the opportunity to replicate the official works of the European Union. You will represent one of the 705 members of the European Parliament, a member of the Council or a member of the European Commission, and you will act according to the standard operating procedures of the Model EUs that will be presented to you during the training course.
You will have to negotiate as real members of EU institutions to get consensus within your political group, between political groups and among EU institutions in order to get your project of legislative or non-legislative act approved.
HOW TO GET PREPARED
EWEI online Course
In the weeks preceding the simulation, 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.
Students will have the opportunity to gain a complete understanding of the policies adopted by the Member States and political parties before putting into practice their newly acquired knowledge.
The knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions will be particularly deepened, as a focus will be placed on the "Trilogue" and on the techniques of public speaking and diplomatic negotiation.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Eligibility and application
The Model EU is open to university level students as well as young professionals.
No language certification is requested when registering but it is necessary to have written and oral skills.
The selection process for participants goes through a guided procedure and only those considered eligible will be invited to take part to the simulation.
WHAT TO DO
To take part in the Model EU, fill in the form on this page and indicate your availability (date & time)
to take the interview via Skype. Participation in the interview is free of charge.
The outcome of the interview will be communicated within 48 hours via email. If the outcome is positive, the candidate can proceed with the registration and payment.
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Who we are
Eastwest European Institute (EWEI) is an independent organization specialized in geopolitical research and analysis, organization of scientific events and training projects for students and professionals, with particular attention to international affairs and global dynamics.
Eastwest European Institute
Associazione Diplomatici is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Since 2000, it has trained over 30,000 students from all over the world on current issues and international careers .
Our Scientific Committee provides guidelines for the activities of the Eastwest European Institute, through bi-monthly meetings.
It is composed by leaders in the international political, economic and cultural world, such as: Romani Prodi, Joschka Fischer, Enirco Letta, Emma Bonino, Javier Solana.
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