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:
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).
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.
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:
For more information about the EU in the RoK, please visit:
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 / email@example.com
About MEU 2020: TK Kim / 010-7713-5071 / 02-2036-9924 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Song / 010-7535-5166 / 02-2036-9945 / email@example.com
 List of participating students and respective roles in appendix.