2023 Model EU (MEU) in the Republic of Korea

On May 25-26, as part of the EU Policy and Outreach Partnership (EUPOP) in the Republic of Korea projects, the Assistant Director, Dr. Giulia Tercovich coordinated the 2023 Model European Union (MEU) simulation.

The Model European Union was successfully hosted by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in cooperation with the three Jean Monnet EU Centres of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Yonsei University and of Korea University.

This year on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of EU-RoK diplomatic relations, two parallel simulations were organised, one on Climate Action in English and one on Digital Cooperation in Korean. The simulation of the Council of the European Union saw the participation of 48 students from 12 universities across South Korea. A press release of the event is available here in English and in Korean.

In preparation for the simulation, the selected students attended a 10-hour online training programme that provided them with the necessary background information to prepare for the MEU simulation. This unique opportunity represented for students the possibility to learn more about the European Union, its structure, procedures, dynamics and its initiatives in various policy sectors, as well as to improve their negotiation, public speaking and conflict resolution skills. During the training period, participants visited the EU Delegation in Seoul and met with Mr. Fredrik Exfeldt, Head of the Political Section of the EU Delegation. They also exchanged with experts in the topics discussed, as well as with representatives of the country they then represented in the simulation.

To learn more about the EUPOP project, visit here.