Model ASEM is first-hand introduction to the exciting world of diplomacy, negotiation and international relations. Being a simulation of the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM), at the Model ASEM one will have the chance to step into the shoes of ASEM Foreign Ministers and along with other students, debate and exchange perspectives on current political and bi-regional issues.
The Model ASEM series organised by ASEF is unique as it takes place in conjunction with official ASEMFMMs and hence provides participants with a golden opportunity to personally interact with ASEM Foreign Minister and government officials.
Phases of the Model ASEM
The 9th Model ASEM will consist of 3 phases:
Phase 1: Online Preparatory phase (6 weeks)
One will attend online crash courses on policy making, webinars on Asia-Europe relations and complete individual and group tasks and research.
Phase 2: Model ASEM Simulation in Madrid, Spain (5 days)
The programme in Spain consists of plenary sessions and thematic working groups with a focus on the key topics also discussed by the ASEM Foreign Ministers at the ASEMFMM14. As a concrete outcome, one will develop a consensus-based Chair’s Statement which will be presented to the ASEM Foreign Ministers at the Opening Ceremony of the ASEMFMM14.
Phase 3: 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM14)
Participants attend parts of the official ASEMFMM14 programme and to interact with their Foreign Minister and government officials and/or of other ASEM countries.
The grand finale: Student participants will present a summary of the project’s outcomes to the ASEM Foreign Ministers at the Opening Ceremony of the ASEMFMM14.
Who can Apply
- Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries. (India is a partner country)
- Students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) and all disciplines, between the ages of 18-30
- Strong verbal and written command of English.
How to Apply
The application form is available here.
No registration or participation fee. The organisers will provide participants with travel subsidy, accommodation and meals.
Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
Conference Dates: December 11-16, 2019