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The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea hosts the Model European Union 2020 on October 30th at HUFS

Seoul, 30/10/2020 - 03:11, UNIQUE ID: 201030_1
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The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea hosts the Model European Union 2020 on October 30th at HUFS

 

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Korea (ROK) is hosting the Model European Union (MEU) 2020 simulation of the Council of the European Union. The event is also co-hosted by the three Jean Monnet EU Centres of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Yonsei University and of Korea University.

The MEU2020 will take place on Friday, 30th October 2020, at the HUFS, as a full day event.

Some key points to consider:

  • Due to Covid-19 precautions, MEU2020 is taking place as a hybrid event at Obama Hall in HUFS with only 39 students from 16 universities plus 3 jury members, while the general audience will be able to view the simulation through a virtual channel.
  • High school students, representing pressure groups in the context of the MEU2020 simulation, submitted ideas for climate change policies. The winning team from Myungduk Girls’ High School will attend to present their ideas.
  • The best three (3) MEU2020 performing-students will be offered the opportunity to attend a 2-weeks summer school in 2021 in Brussels (Belgium)

 

The Model EU simulation this year is taking place with the participation of 39 students from 16 universities across South Korea who demonstrated a great interest in learning more about global issues, primarily the role and contribution of the EU in addressing an important subject of European and international interests such as climate change.

The simulation of the Council of the European Union will take place with these talented students playing the roles of two EU Commission representatives, Secretariat of the Council of the EU representatives, national ministers for environment and climate change of the 27 Member States of the EU, 8 journalists and more interested parties. The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months, and the German presidency of the Council of the EU, which extends from 1 July to 31 December 2020, will be represented by Gaeun Park (Korea University)[1].

In the context of MEU2020, a pressure group panel is being represented by high school students selected to advocate their interests with the objective of trying to impact the opinions of policy makers. The winning high school team from Seoul Myungduk Girls' High School (1st grade students Taeseong Kim, Wooyeon Kim, Jiwon Kim, Siheon Bae, Hawon Shim, and supervisor Mr. Jong-won Choi) will be showing their project at MEU2020 to influence the conclusions of the Council of the EU. The team was recognized for the simple and accessible manner in which they presented the current EU actions to fight climate change, and the originality of their idea to enhance EU-Korea cooperation against climate change and the overall quality of their video submission.

In this year’s MEU2020, students nominated to assume the role of members of the press corps have the function during the simulation to cover the activities of the simulation and report on them through the production of simulated articles. This includes attending simulated meetings, interviewing participants, and participating in press briefings and conferences to report on the policies and positions of Member States and the Council of the EU.

The Delegation of the EU to the RoK will be part of the voting jury in charge of selecting the three best performing students and sponsor their participation in a European University’s summer school for two weeks. Meanwhile, three students will be selected by each of the Jean Monnet Centres of Korea University, Yonsei University and HUFS, with Special Mention. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation signed by the Ambassador of the EU to the RoK.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the MEU 2020 will be held virtually for audiences while participants will gather at Obama Hall in HUFS to convene the Council of the European Union simulation. Audiences can view the full day event live at the following link.

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1WqWvrb9mJMF8AN3Py0TQ?)

 

Background

The Model European Union was initiated in early 2007 and is a simulation of EU political and legislative procedures. The latest Model European Union simulation held in the RoK, hosted by the EU Delegation to the RoK and the HUFS, took place in May 2019, and focused on the working methods of the European Council while the theme of debate was migration.

 

List of participating students and respective roles:

MS Germany (chair – rotating Presidency)          Gaeun Park

Commission                  Sihyeon Park

Commission                  Crystal Pae

MS Austria                    Eu Jin Lee

MS Belgium                  Jeongwoo Kweon

MS Bulgaria                  Tohi Kim

MS Croatia                    Michelle Bong

MS Cyprus                    Jookyung Lee

MS Czech Republic       Yewon Kim

MS Denmark                 Dahye Lee

MS Estonia                   Hanbit Lee

MS Finland                    Jeong-Yun Lee

MS France                    Dayoon Joo

MS Greece                    Bui Linh Nguyet Ha

MS Hungary                  Hyung Bin Park

MS Ireland                    Yoonki Lee

MS Italy                                    Eleonora Fasan

MS Latvia                     Hyeonsu Lee

MS Lithuania                 JooYoung Hyun

MS Luxembourg                        Jieun Choi

MS Malta                      Sua Kang

MS Netherlands             Yerin Boo

MS Poland                    Joon Seo Chang

MS Portugal                  In Tae Jang

MS Romania                 Heejin Jung

MS Slovakia                  Yoo Jung Kwon

MS Slovenia                  Jihun Park

MS Spain                      Soohwan Lee

MS Sweden                   Doyoung Jeong

Secretariat                    Jeong-eun Kwon

Secretariat                    Siyoung Kim

Journalist                      Bojeong Choi

Journalist                      Yuri Shin

Journalist                      Mochamad Alvin Dwiana Qobulsyah

Journalist                      Jamie Seungeun OH

Journalist                      Yebin Kim

Journalist                      Amali R.Thanthrige

Journalist                      Natalie Chifamba

Journalist                      Andrew Hill

 

 

For more information about the MEU2020, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/ModelEuropeanUnionKorea

https://www.instagram.com/meuinkorea/

For more information about the EU in the RoK, please visit:

https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu_en

http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/south_korea

 

 

Media enquiries:

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

Press and Information Officer, Jungyoon KIM: Jungyoon.KIM@eeas.europa.eu

EUPOP ROK Project Media Contact: Carol HJ Park / 010-8743-8813 / 02-2036-9912 / cpark@accesspr.co.kr

About MEU 2020: TK Kim / 010-7713-5071 / 02-2036-9924 / tkkim@accesspr.co.kr

Leo Song / 010-7535-5166 / 02-2036-9945 / chsong@accesspr.co.kr

 

 

 

[1] List of participating students and respective roles in appendix.