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Athens EU Model 2018

Topic: EU accession negotiations of Balkan states

Working language: English

Date: 24-27 April 2018

Duration: 4 days

Location:  42-44, Aiolou str. Monastiraki area

Participants: 58 advanced undergraduate and graduate students from Greek and foreign universities

The Institute of European Integration and Policy of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) is pleased to announce the organization of the "Athens EU Model 2018", which will be be held on 24-27 April 2018, at the Department’s premises, located at 42-44, Aiolou str. Monastiraki area in the historical center of Athens. It is one of the main activities of the Department’s Jean Monnet module “Moving the EU forward” co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.

The "Athens EU Model" is a four-day simulation of two EU institutions, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. Participants will be assigned the role of EU Commissioners and Council Ministers, promoting their policy positions and negotiating on a contemporary EU policy issue.

The "Athens EU Model" aims at bringing together 58 highly-skilled and motivated young Europeans from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds. The primary educational objective of the "Athens EU Model" is awareness-raising among young people on EU's contemporary issues. Participants will improve their knowledge on specific dimensions of EU policies and politics and acquire first-hand experience of the EU institutions working environment. The "Athens EU model" will enhance participants' communication, negotiating, leadership and team working skills.

Preparatory lectures and relevant material

Preparation of participants is crucial for achieving high-level performance and active involvement as well as to meet the simulation's goals. Participants will receive their study guides and relevant material shortly after and they will have the opportunity to attend 3 preparatory lectures, with total duration of 9 hours, on the institutional processes, negotiation techniques and the prospects of the accession of the Balkan states.

Athens EU Model Guidelines

The Athens EU Model Guidelines are available here.