Model EU Information meeeting, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023

IC MUN is looking for a few good delegates for Model European Union

For more information join us on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, from 7-8pm in Friends 205.

Ithaca College participates actively in the simulation of the European Council Summit, sponsored every year by Global Model European Union. In odd years, the simulation is held in New York State (usually NYC). In even years the event is hosted by Vesalius College/Brussels School of Governance in Brussels, Belgium.

If all goes well, we will be in Brussels in January of 2024. Ithaca College students will represent Hungary. If we can get an additional four delegates, we can add another country.

Each MEU team usually has four members. Participating colleges are assigned one of the 27 EU member countries, and the four students adopt the roles of the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and the Permanent Representative to the EU (COREPER). Additional participants might play roles with other college teams, or may be assigned to the press corps.

A few weeks before the event, the agenda is published and we get to work to develop our nation's positions.

The event opens with a brief ceremony, during which we hear from an expert or a policy-maker in the EU. This is followed by full committee sessions, each of which is followed by a press conference to review the conclusions of the preceding meetings.

The press corps publishes a newsletter every day of the conference, with pictures, profiles and articles on what is happening at the summit.

Contact faculty advisor Juan Arroyo, Politics, for more information:

Previous Council events and IC assignments

2023  New York City: Luxembourg, Austria, Press Corps

2022  On-line: Estonia (two students), Press Corps (one), France (one)

2021  On-line: EU Secretariat

2020  Brussels, Belgium: Spain, Belgium and Press Corps

2019   New York City: Secretariat

2018   Brussels, Belgium: Portugal, Netherlands and Press Corps

2017   New York City: Spain

2016   Brussels, Belgium: France

2015   NYC: EU Secretariat

2014   Brussels: Spain and Press Corps

2013   NYC; Spain

2012   Exeter, England; Italy and Press Corps

2011   New Paltz, NY: Spain

2010   Limerick, Ireland; Press Corps

Coverage of Model EU at IC