2–4 AUGUST 2019

Youth Diplomacy: A New Generation of International Relations Between Asia & Europe


  • Understand the work of a diplomat, and yourself become a diplomat for a weekend
  • Participate in a weekend-long negotiation simulation and practice your public speaking skills
  • Learn more about diplomatic negotiations
  • Learn how to build bridges between Asia and Europe
  • Test your skills and see if you can achieve consensus before the clock runs out

At the Model ASEM Spin-off in Malta participants…

  • Enhanced their understanding of Asia-Europe clilaboration and the ASEM Process
  • Played the role of a Foreign Minister, representing one of the 53 ASEM Partners, and debated political, economic as well as social, cultural and educational issues with counterparts from Asia and Europe
  • Met leaders from governments, academia, inter-governmental organisations, diplomats and foreign affairs professionals
  • Gained and developed skills in the fields of negotiation, diplomacy and consensus-building
  • The 2 Best Delegates were invited to join the 9th Model ASEM, which will take place in Madrid, Spain in December 2019 in conjunction with the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers‘ Meeting (ASEM FMM14)


  • Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries
  • University students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) and all disciplines, between the ages of 18-30, with a sincere interest in international relations
  • The conference was conducted in English only, and therefore required strong verbal and written command of English by all participants