The Europe Direct hosted at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), 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 Representation of the European Commission in Greece have proudly organized the “Athens EU Model Junior”.

In the three-day Simulation of two EU institutions, the European Commission and the Council of the EU (Foreign Affairs Council) participated 96 students from 16 high schools. Participants were assigned various roles promoting their policy positions and negotiating on the management of contemporary refugee and migratory flows. The roles 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 FOURLIS Group for the support shown to our team and their generous sponsorship.