At the beginning of January 2012, students from MMU represented our university and Manchester at the 25th annual State University of New York Model European Union (SUNYMEU) in Exeter, UK. Representing Czech Republic, Adam Min and Dayo Harland experienced how negotiations in the EU actually work! The task certainly wasn't easy in the context of the European sovereign debt crisis, but the economy of the EU wasn't the only topic on the agenda.
Member States were also considering creating a standing EU task force and cross-border drug trafficking.MMU students did a fantastic job representing one of the smaller member states of the EU and in the end our delegation was recognised as one of the most active ones.
Adam: Participating in the SUNY Model EU is a great opportunity not only to learn more about how different European Union institutions work, but also to enhance leadership skills,learn how to compromise and accomplish over many difficult challenges on and off the political arena. Above all, it is the place where everyone interacts and socialise. You can make friendships to last.
Dayo: Being part of the Model EU was an amazing experience. I got to put my knowledge of the EU into practice and get a real perspective on how things might be done in the EU. I made some fantastic connections and got to share ideas with people of diverse backgrounds and world view. Exeter is a beautiful university and they where a fantastic host. The Press Corp also made a huge impression on me - a small team but they made up for it by being very well organised and dedicated.
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January 17th, 2012 - 14:23pm