Model EU Brussels

Model EU Brussels

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The EWEI Model EU Brussels is a simulation of the functioning of the main EU institutions held in Brussels.

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Topic of the debate “EU – Turkey relations”

The EWEI Model EU Brussels is a simulation of the functioning of the main EU institutions held in Brussels conducted by the Eastwest European Institute in partnership with Associazione Diplomatici.

The main goal of the course is to make participants learn more about the functioning of the main European institutions thanks to direct experience of the ordinary EU legislative procedure with the learning by doing method.

To participate you do not need to be familiar with the process you will learn it through the preparatory webinars.

The course consists of:

  • Online preparatory webinars: 25-29 July / 05 – 16 September 2022
  • EU Institutions visits in Brussels: 20 September 2022 (optional)
  • Simulation in Brussels: 21 – 23 September 2022



The participation fee is € 360, including:

- Online webinars on EU history, EU institutions, and EU-Turkey relations

- A set of encompassing materials to allow you to master background knowledge efficiently

- Live Q&As session

- A certificate of participation


The participation fee is € 690, including:

- Online webinars on EU history, EU institutions, and EU-Turkey relations

- A set of encompassing materials to allow you to master background knowledge efficiently

- Live Q&As session

- A certificate of participation

- Three nights in double room

- Check-in on September, 20

- Check-out on September, 23

The EU institutions’ visits are free of charge since the EU does not require any fee for the activities made inside the European institutions.

For more information, please download the Brochure or visit the Website.

In order to register you can purchase your ticket on Eventbrite and register yourself on the Registration Form



In the months preceding the simulation, the students will take part in around 10 online preparatory webinars of an hour and a half each. The webinars will be held in the period, July 25-29 and September 5 – 16. The exact calendar of the webinars will be available in late June.

In this way, students will have the opportunity to have a complete understanding of the policies adopted by the Member States and political parties and thus be ready to put into practice the knowledge acquired.

Moreover, the knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions, techniques of public speaking, and negotiation processes will be deepened during the webinars.

Remote activities are guaranteed by the use of Zoom®, a powerful tool that lets you experience a fun and highly interactive virtual experience.


On September 20, 2022, students will be able to visit some EU Institutions in Brussels. More information is coming soon.


On the 21, 22, and 23 of September, simulations of the three major European institutions will be held in Brussels, with the aim of providing students with complete knowledge of the decision-making process of the European Union.

Each participant will be called to represent a member of Parliament or to take on the role of Minister of the Council of the EU to confront other European and international students on issues related to EU – Turkey relations and draft legislative proposals on relevant topics.



As a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), you will have to collaborate with your own party and at the same time support your own national interests. However, it is up to you to decide how big your support is and how it will affect your relationship with the rest of your political group. You will need to work as a team if you want that your proposals will be effective in Parliament.

During the plenary, you will have to show all your public speaking skills and try to impress your colleagues from other parties. In this way, they will see you as a point of reference for a future coalition.

Remember to make contacts in the Council as well; the ideas will not pass unless both the European Parliament and the Council agree.

Since the EWEI staff will assign the roles, it may happen that you will represent a party whose ideas you entirely disagree with. However, try to use this occasion to understand a different point of view from your own and it may be even more interesting to put in the shoes of someone so different from you for three days.

Both if you will represent the biggest or the smallest party in the Parliament you will have some pros and cons. It’s true that if you are inside the EPP your political group will have a major relevance during the discussions. However, you will have to collaborate and convince more people from your own party and it may be hard to find a common strategy. The opposite happens if you are inside the GUE/NGL, you won’t be able to let all your proposals pass so you will have to choose carefully the strategy you want to pursue if you want to make a mark during the debates.


As a Minister of a country, your first goal is to obtain the best outcome possible for your own people. Remember that your voters at home will remember what you will do in Brussels and will account you and your party fully responsible for what will emerge from the final legislative proposal. To be successful in this endeavor, you will need to collaborate not only with your colleagues’ Ministers but also with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Due to the smaller size of the Council in contrast to the Parliament, you should expect a more engaged discussion than you would in Parliament. This implies that you may face more pressure to create coalitions and it is probable that there will be more than one alliance. You have to be smart and understand to which side you should give your endorsement so that you can come back to your home country with a victory.

Due to the double quorum inside the voting procedure of the Council (you may find more details here), you cannot rely only on numbers. You will have to convince 55% of member states, representing at least 65% of the EU population, so it is important to elaborate a winning strategy inside your coalition and know who asks for its vote.


If you are interested in European politics and you have a passion for photography, this is the perfect role for you!

Take advantage of this opportunity and take pictures of the main European institutions, expand your knowledge of the EU and Turkey and live an encompassing experience in Brussels with more than 200 international students for free.

You’ll choose the most significant images, edit them, and add your pictures to the Model EU Brussels Flickr album, which will be available online after the event. In this way, you and your pictures will gain prestige throughout our socials and among our followers!

If you think that you can be the official Photographer for the Model EU Brussels 2022, and you possess a professional camera, send an email to with your name, and surname, where you live and study, and a link to your best pictures.

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