It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the European Union Model Torino 2018, which will take place from Monday 26th March to Thursday 29th March in Turin, Italy. As Secretary of M.S.O.I. Torino, the Turin-based branch of M.S.O.I. - U.N.Y.A. (the Italian partner of the United Nations Youth Associations network), I am particularly proud to present this fourth edition of EU MODEL Torino, the first Model of the European Union in Italy.
In particular, it is an honor for me to be able to present this edition for the fact that this simulation represented for me the beginning of something new. After participating as a delegate for two years, I finally have the opportunity to tell you that the EU Model Torino is a unique experience of its kind. In fact, being immersed every day in this great Europe, we often run the risk of forgetting not only what great value it has in opportunities and services which we use daily, but also how complex are its structure and the problems it is currently facing.
The topic of this year, the Schengen Reform, couldn’t possibly affect us more. As young students we are literally immersed in the European integration process of which we are both means and addressees. Our intention in bringing this project to you is that of allowing you to discover with us how much value this topic has within the life of the European Union, in order to be able to better understand the current most relevant topics in its political debate and the functioning of the ordinary legislative procedure.
Therefore, our goal is to offer students all over Europe a new, exciting and educational conference simulating the actual work of EU bodies. EU Model Torino is the perfect occasion for beginners and experienced MUNers alike to test their decision-making, negotiation and persuasion skills. This simulation welcomes all those who aspire to reach a deep understanding of the decisional mechanisms of the institutions of the European Union and are curious about the proposed topic.
All delegates are invited to attend training sessions where renowned experts will provide them with a proper conceptual framework in the fields of Politics, Law, Economics and Informatics so as to proficiently take part in the Conference.
Your experience will be enriched by side events and social activities where delegates will be able to meet smart, like-minded, and fun-loving people. You will also have the chance to explore the wonderful city of Turin and take delight in its timeless art, its amazing architecture, its vibrant nightlife, and tasty cuisine. So do not miss out on this amazing opportunity and just send your application in!
The M.S.O.I. staff and I are looking forward to welcoming you all at European Union Model Torino 2018.
Secretary of M.S.O.I. Torino
WHAT IS IT?
EU Model Torino 2018 is a project dedicated to the EU law making procedure and consists of two different phases. The first phase is called EU Know and it represents the moment of study and learning. The second phase, which is called EU Make, is the simulation of the functioning of the European institutions. The project is designed to embrace the two typical moments of scientific learning: analytical on one hand, empirical on the other.
During the academic year, the project will include a number of events such as conferences and seminars in which students will discover the main topics of the European debate from the viewpoint of scholars and experts who will contribute their experience and competence. All these events are intended to facilitate the dialogue and debate; this is why the audience will be playing an active role in the discussions between students and experts.
The peak of the entire activity will be the simulation itself. The participants will debate the legislative proposals and simulate EU law-making by acting as Members of the European Parliament or Members of the Council of the European Union. The staff will be playing the role of the European Commission.