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Under the light of the recent COVID-19 virus developments and according to the Greek Government orders on the outbreak, we are sorry to announce that this year’s Athens EU Model simulation (May 11th – 14th 2020), organized by the Institute of European Integration and Policy and the Europe Direct Information Center hosted at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), is cancelled. Applicants will be notified personally via e-mail as well.


We are very sorry for this development, but we put everyone’s safety and health first.


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Simulation of EU institutions

Athens EU Model 2020


Topic: European Green Deal

Working language: English

Date: May 11-14, 2020

Duration: 4 days

Location:  42-44, Aiolou str., 105 60 Athens, Monastiraki area

Participants: 70 advanced undergraduate, postgraduate students and graduates from Greek and foreign universities of various disciplines

The Institute of European Integration and Policy of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and the Europe Direct Information Center hosted at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) are pleased to announce the organization of "Athens EU Model 2020" to be held on May 11-14, 2020 at the Department’s premises (42-44, Aiolou str., Monastiraki area, in the historical centre of Athens).

The Athens EU Model 2020 will be a four-day simulation of two EU institutions, the European Commission and the Council of the EU (Environmental Council-ENVI). The call is open to 70 advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as graduates, from Greek and foreign Universities of various disciplines. Participants will be assigned various roles promoting their policy positions and negotiating on the “European Green Deal”. The roles will be those of:

  • EU Commissioners
  • Ministers of Environment of the Member-States
  • Journalists
  • European Parliament Parties representatives
  • European Environmental Agency representatives
  • UNFCCC representatives
  • Environmental NGO representatives
  • Fossil fuels NGO representatives

The main agenda topic is the European Green Deal. The European Commission will negotiate on "Just transition and funding" and the Council of Ministers on "Implementing the European Green Deal".

The working language of the simulation will be English.

The participation fee, covering three preparatory lectures, the Model’s dossier and coffee breaks is set to 50 euros per person.

The deadline for applications is March 20th, 2020.

The application form is available here.

Successful applicants will be informed by March 23rd. Participants will receive their study guides and relevant material shortly after, and they will have the opportunity to attend preparatory lectures on the EU institutional processes, as well as the agenda topic.

For any queries you may have, do not hesitate to contact us at info-eeep[at]pspa.uoa[dot]gr.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to "Athens EU Model 2020"!