Europe Direct, an initiative hosted and supported by ELIAMEP, together with the Institute for European Integration and Policy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, organized the “Athens EU Model Junior”.
The three-day simulation of two EU institutions: the European Commission and the Council of the EU (specifically the Foreign Affairs Council), brought together 96 students from 16 high schools. Participants were assigned various roles and were tasked with promoting their policy positions and negotiating the management of contemporary refugee and migratory flows. The roles assigned were those of EU Commissioners, Ministers of External Affairs and other officials of the EU (European External Action Service and European Commission’s Legal Service), as well as journalists and representatives of other international organizations (African Union, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and NGOs (International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières).
ELIAMEP would like to thank AEGEAN airlines and the FOURLIS Group for their support.
You can watch a short video from the event here.