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Model ASEM Mediators Training 2019

In the lead up to the 9th Model ASEM

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
30 July 2019 - 4 August 2019 Oscar BOIJE Education Department Model ASEM Education

Valletta, Malta



The Model ASEM Mediators Training connects a selected group of capable young Asians and Europeans who will be equipped with moderating skills and knowledge on the proceedings of the Model ASEM. This will take place in 3 stages, starting from a practical training at the Model ASEM Mediators Training in Malta, concluding with the 9th Model ASEM in Madrid, Spain. After the Model ASEM Mediators Training, the participants will be able to take on Resource Person roles and lead the various sessions of the 9th Model ASEM.

The participants of the 9th Model ASEM and the Model ASEM Mediators Training will be up for a unique, intercultural experience that will give them an opportunity to reflect over their own facilitation techniques. The participants will also gain additional knowledge on Asia-Europe relations as well as train the core soft skills required for the smooth mediation of student simulation activities, such as the Model ASEM conferences.

All Mediators will, after their successful participation in all phases of the project, receive certificates, showcasing their learning outcomes and the hours committed to the project.



Stage 1:

Model ASEM Mediators Training
30 July – 4 August 2019 in Valletta, Malta

In partnership with the Malta Model United Nations Society (MaltMUN), the Maltese University Students' Council (KSU) and the Malta Youth Council (KNZ)

Capacity: Participant


The Model ASEM Mediators Trainings follows a “Learn & Do” approach and fuses theory and practice. The 2-day training provides the selected participants an opportunity to learn from fellow participants’ experiences as well as share their own knowledge. Participants will also join discussions on the role of Model ASEM Mediators and practice their mediation skills and techniques in challenging situations through live simulations.

After the 2-day training, all Model ASEM Mediators will join the Model ASEM Spin-off Malta 2019 conference: a local Model ASEM Spin-off conference organised by the Malta Model United Nation Society. At the event the Mediators will either hold a Model ASEM Mediator or Participant role, and they will get to convert their newly acquired knowledge and skills into action.


Stage 2:

9th Model ASEM Online Preparatory Phase & ASEM MOOC
October – November 2019, Online

In partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Capacity: Resource Person


The Model ASEM Mediators will join the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on ASEM, as well as moderate parts of the 9th Model ASEM Online Preparatory Phase. Both these activities take place over a period of 2-3 months in October-November 2019 and are conducted online.

All Mediators will receive detailed information about both the MOOC and Online Preparatory Phase as well as their role in each of these project phases after the Model ASEM Mediators Training.


Stage 3:

9th Model ASEM
9-17 December 2019 in Madrid, Spain

In conjunction with the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM14)

Capacity: Resource Person


The Mediators will join the 9th Model ASEM in the capacity of a Resource Person, i.e. as a:

  • 9th Model ASEM Chair
  • 9th Model ASEM Vice Chair
  • 9th Model ASEM Moderator
  • 9th Model ASEM Rapporteur

At the conference Mediators will (co-)chair the Plenary Sessions, (co-)Moderate Senior Officials’ Meetings (working groups) and/or facilitate the drafting of the 9th Model ASEM Chair’s Statement and the 9th Model ASEM Youth Declaration.