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8th Model ASEM

In conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM13)

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November 2017 Oscar BOIJE Education Department Model ASEM Education

Yangon and Naypyidaw, Myanmar

This November: Unleash the negotiator in you
Be a Youth Diplomat and meet your Foreign Minister in Myanmar

The 8th Model ASEM is a 4-day youth conference and political simulation of the actual high-level Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit when the political leaders of the 53 ASEM partners convene. Taking place in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM13), it is a platform for vibrant political debate and negotiation where over 150 students from all 51 ASEM countries have the possibility to experience first-hand Asia-Europe diplomacy. Each participant will be part of an ASEM Delegation and join role-play exercises and practical trainings to enhance her/his diplomacy, consensus-building and public-speaking skills.

Highlights of the 8th Model ASEM will be a planned ASEM youth intervention at the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (tbc) as well as personal meetings between the students and their respective Foreign Ministers.

The 8th Model ASEM includes 3 phases:

Phase 1: Online Preparatory-Phase (ca. 4 weeks)
Participants will join online research and training modules on ASEM and international diplomacy, as well as complete specific tasks individually and work in teams;

Phase 2: Conference in Naypyidaw, Myanmar (4 days)
Following the proceedings of the ASEM FMM13, the 8th Model ASEM programme consists of plenary sessions, working groups and bilateral meetings with a focus on the 3 ASEM pillars: Political, Economic, and Socio-Cultural. The participants will then develop the Chair's Statement of the 8th Model ASEM. In addition students will participate in practical diplomacy trainings and visit ASEM Diplomatic Missions;

Phase 3: Meetings with ASEM Foreign Ministers and intervention at the ASEM FMM13 (tbc)
Facilitated by ASEF and Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the youth participants will have the chance to meet their respective Foreign Ministers on the side-lines of the ASEM FMM13. Furthermore 4 student participants are to make a youth intervention on Asia-Europe relations at the ASEM FMM13.

When? November 2017
Where? Naypyidaw, Myanmar
For whom? 18-30 year old students from ASEM countries
Costs? There is no registration or participation fee. The organisers will provide participants with travel subsidies, accommodation and meals

Stay tuned:
The Open Call will be launched in July/August 2017!