Eastwest Model European Union

In cooperation with the EU Institutions in Brussels, the Eastwest European Institute launches a new simulation: the Eastwest Model European Union. It offers to motivated university students the opportunity to directly learn and experience the legislative and political procedures of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

Adopting a new European policy

Model EU 2019 will see university students taking part in a cycle of simulations composed of two different steps:

STEP 1 – The simulation of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament will take place in five different cities and will be attended by 100 European university students chosen following a selection procedure conducted by the organizing committee

  • Rome: 8-9 April 2019
  • Paris: 11-12 April 2019
  • Berlin: 15-16 April 2019
  • Istanbul: 6-7 May 2019
  • Warsaw: 13-14 May 2019

STEP 2 – Gathered in Brussels on May 28th and 29th, the top 25 students of the national simulations + the first 29 students who signed up will participate in a simulation of the Council of the EU in the Justice and Home Affairs Configuration.
The other students will have the opportunity to simulate the European Parliament in plenary session, entering into the life of the ordinary legislative procedure, having the direct response of the Council that will decide on the same theme at the same time.

Main Topic

The participants to the EWEI-MEU will be called to work on the issue of migration and, more specifically, on the rethinking of the Common European Asylum System.

In particular, the following documents will be discussed:

Rome: Dublin Regulation
Paris: Dublin Regulation
Berlin: EU Resettlement Framework
Istanbul: Asylum Procedures Directive
Warsaw: Frontex Regulation

Scholarships

Eastwest European Institute rewards motivation

Eastwest European Institute provides numerous scholarships for the most deserving students:

  • The best 5 of each national simulation will have the possibility to simulate the EU Council in the second phase of Brussels, without registration fees;
  • The best students will have the opportunity to do interviews for internships with prestigious companies affiliated with us.

It is possible to receive all the information concerning the concessions by filling out the form

How to participate

Selection interview

In order to take part in one (or more) of the simulations foreseen by the EWEI Model EU project one must undertake an eligibility interview with our examiners. The interview will take place in English via Skype (if you don’t have a personal account you must create one).

Students who display the greatest motivation to participate during the interview, along with an interest in European issues and in current affairs in general, will be approved for selection. They must also have an appropriate level of understanding and fluency in the English language.

How to apply

Interested students must apply by filling in the online form. To take part in the interview with one of the examiners, each candidate must set up their own appointment through the dedicated software.

In both instances, you must indicate your availability (by providing a date and a time) to engage in a Skype interview. If you haven’t set up a personal Skype account yet, one must be created and its correct operation must also be verified.

Results

The results of the selection process shall be communicated by e-mail within the following 24 hours. If the outcome is positive, successful applicants may proceed to complete their enrolment by paying the participation fee for the project they have selected.

NATIONAL SIMULATION

180

Individual registration fee

  • • 2 days of simulation of the proceedings of Committee LIBE of the EU Parliament in one of the following cities (Rome / Paris /Berlin /Istanbul /Warsaw)
  • • Online preparation course (10 hours)
  • • Training material
  • • Certificate of participation
  • Cost DOES NOT include meals / accommodation and travel expenses.

NATIONAL + BRUSSELS SIMULATIONS

250

Individual registration fee

  • • 2 days of simulation of the proceedings of Committee LIBE of the EU Parliament in one of the following cities (Rome / Paris / Berlin / Istanbul / Warsaw)
  • • Online preparation course (10 hours)
  • • Training material
  • • Certificate of participation
  • • 2 days of simulation of the proceedings of the Council of the EU or the EU Parliament in Plenary Session in Brussels
  • • Online preparation course (additional 4 hours)
  • • Additional training material
  • • Additional Certificate of participation
  • Cost DOES NOT include meals / accommodation and travel expenses.

BRUSSELS SIMULATION ONLY

250

Individual registration fee

  • • 2 days of simulation of the proceedings of the Council of the EU or the EU Parliament in Plenary Session in Brussels
  • • Online preparation course (10 hours)
  • • Training material
  • • Certificate of participation
  • Cost DOES NOT include meals / accommodation and travel expenses.
Paolo IancaleEastwest Model European Union